This is an analysis of the poem Branch Library that begins with:
I wish I could find that skinny, long-beaked boy
who perched in the branches of the old branch library....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aX XX Xa bb Xa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111111101101 1100100011110 11010100101001 1010101010101 101110010110 1100110101 1110101110101 101000101101 001001110 101011001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
- Average number of words per stanza: 16
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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