This is an analysis of the poem At The Mermaid Caffeteria that begins with:

TRUTH is enough for prose:
Calmly it goes ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb ccc XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111 1001 011101 111001 1001 100101 100101 11001 110001 1100100 01100 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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.

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  • summary of At The Mermaid Caffeteria;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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