This is an analysis of the poem Mascots that begins with:

I WILL keep you and bring hands to hold you against a great hunger.
I will run a spear in you for a great gladness to die with....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111011010110 101010110110010 101101010011001110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 71 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 15
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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