This is an analysis of the poem Poems Done On A Late Night Car that begins with:

I am The Great White Way of the city:...

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXaaaaacX X ddX aacedfgaaXddX g febX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,1,3,13,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 1101110010 111101010110 101110110 01101000111 10011101011100 101010101 1001011010 11000100110101 010011000 111 11110011101010 01010100101 111011 10 110 1 00111 11010 101010 1100 11010 1101 1101 1111110 001 10101 11 1001111001110 1100010111110 0010101000110110 0010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines roses is repeated).

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