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

As bullets come to us they're thin,
They're angular, or smooth and fat, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbbc dedefbfb ghghiaiia ijijgaga ekekbbbbb ccccajaj Xfjfgkggk ffffjiji dXdbjbjjbXdedecbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11001111 11011100 11111101 01111111 01110101 11010101 11110001 01011101 01010111 110111 11010101 110001 01001101 010001 11011101 010001 11011111 01010111 11110111 110100101 01010111 01011111 11011111 010101101 11010011 01011101 010111 11110001 110101 11111101 110101 11110101 011101 11111111 01011101 010010111 11110101 01011111 11011101 0111001 11010001 11010101 01010111 110101 11111111 011101 11110001 110110 11011011 111111 11010100 11111101 01001000 11111101 10010101 01110101 10010111 10010101 11110101 01010101 110101 11111111 111101 11011101 110101 01010111 111111 01010101 01011101 11001101 01110101 01010101 01010101 11010101 01000111 11110101 01010111 110111 11010101 110001 11010101 110101 11010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 85
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, your, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, they're, a, they are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Bullets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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