This is an analysis of the poem A train went through a burial gate that begins with:

A train went through a burial gate,
A bird broke forth and sang,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101001 011111 11011001101 110111 110100101 111101 10110101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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 is repeated.

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

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