This is an analysis of the poem Smithereens that begins with:

UNCERTAIN-AGED Miss Thereabouts,
Tough fossil of her teens, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababcXcXaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 110001 11010101 010101 10110111 111101 1100011101 110101 11010100 1110111 10110111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 379
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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