This is an analysis of the poem Cat And Mouse that begins with:

Her green eyes change to yellow. This
Is open season. In a glass maze...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXbXbbcXaXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110100 010100011 1010111 011101001 1011 10010 011111 11001111 011011 111011110 0100111 10010 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 395
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Cat And Mouse;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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