This is an analysis of the poem Passing The Night At Headquarters that begins with:

Clear autumn at headquarters,
wu-tung trees cold beside the well;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaXXXc aacb aXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 10011110101 110101001010 10110010 110111011 111011 100110011 111 01011010 111110 001101100 10100100 110101010 10011110 111100101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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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