This is an analysis of the poem Over The Great City that begins with:

Over the great city,
Where the wind rustles through the parks and gardens,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaXX Xbab XXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 100110 10110101110 00101110 0010101001010 01010010001010 111101110010 110111101101101010011111010110011111111 110111011111111111111 01101001000111010111011011101011111 01011010110001111101110001 110111 101111 111011111010 1101011001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 461
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; not, i, all, own, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, think, the are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase all connects the lines.

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