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

The bleached wood massed in bone piles,
we pulled it from dark beach and built ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdebX ecfd gdhiedb bbebbgac beXjfb fXckde lbebmmf nXacbedX X ebhioeek eidleeniX aijk X iellkaecdkhgm giaceiadke gaXo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,7,8,6,6,7,8,1,8,9,4,1,13,10,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111011 11001111 1000110 011111 11010111 101111001 111 1100101 1101110 0111101 111101 110111 011010 11110 101111 11101 111101 11011 1110101 101111 01010110 001111101 110101101 111 11101111010 101010 101111 00101 0110010 1100111 101101 0110011 10110 1111101010 100111001010 11101010 111100111 1010110 110011 10111 110110 11011 10111 1111101 111010101 1111110 111110 1101 111010110 1111011 110111 1010 100110 1 1111 10111 001001 10111 10101 00110 01001 10000 0101 10011 111001 11011 1111 1110110 110101000 1001001 1101111 1101 1010010 0111011 110 1 111 101 0011 1111 1110110 01010 110011 101101 1111010 1010010 111011 11111 1001101 1101 11011 1101110 10010010 1010 100010 110101 10100101 10110 101001011 0111111 1011010 101111 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Kalaloch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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