This is an analysis of the poem Almost Anything that begins with:

Superlatively sonorous
Like a saxophone full of brass tacks and coffin-nails;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdebXcXaXacXe XffXXcdXXfe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100000100 1010110111101 1000010011001000 10100010111 00100101 01000101100 1011110011110 1100101 1110000101110001011101 1111110100111 11001100010111 10100011011 110100 101001100101110100 110101 101110101 1111110001 1100101011110100 111 1011011011 10010100100100 0101010 0010011000101010 111010 1111101111 10111001001 10111010100110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 572
  • Average number of words per stanza: 102
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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