This is an analysis of the poem God's Reserves that begins with:

One time, 'way back where the year marks fade
God said: 'I see I must lose my West,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabcbcdXXedeffagaghhadadggffffaacdcXgggfgfeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111110111 111111111 011111101 1011111111 1111110101 1111101101 111010111 1111100111 0110110111 111011101 111110111 110010111 001110011 111100111 1110110110 110010111 1100100101 10111101101 110100101 110100111 110111101 1110010101 1101010111 1110110101 1110110111 1110100101 1110110111 1110100111 10111101111 1100100101 111110111 101011101001 110010101 101110101 110111101 1010110111 0011110101 1100110011 1010011101 110100111 1010111101 1100100101 101111111 011111111 1110110111 0100110111 1100100101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2081
  • Average number of words per stanza: 409
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, he, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of God's Reserves;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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