This is an analysis of the poem On Going Back To The Street After Viewing An Art Show that begins with:

they talk down through
the centuries to us,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXdc edaXbcfcXbcXXffe Xf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,16,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 010001 1011111 011110 0111 11101 1011 1111 10101010 0101 1100110101 11101111 1110010010 10101 1010100 111101 010001001 10 0110 1100 101000111 10 1010101 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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