This is an analysis of the poem Portrait Of A Barmaid that begins with:

Metallic waves of people jar
Through crackling green toward the bar...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd bb ee ff XX bb Xf gg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 11010101 110101001 01110001 11010101 11010011 01111101 10010011 01010111 11010101 01110100 11010100 11010101 01111111 01110101 01010000 11011101 11011101 01000100 01110001 11111101 01001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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