This is an analysis of the poem A Real Motorcycle that begins with:

Unspeakable. The word that fills up the
poem, that the head...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdef aga h iejhj XXX X kd gg jgfklf d X d bmlnkjX X bggbg jhkk ff bfe b ob m X bnojdp c X cbgpdidbfdg bdb gf i X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,3,1,5,3,1,2,2,6,1,1,1,7,1,5,4,2,3,1,2,1,1,6,1,1,11,3,2,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011110 10101 1001 11101100111 1011001 10110100101 11101 01110101000 10101000011 010100 01010101 0101001010101 01011010100 01101001011010010 010011 0111110 100101011110101 00100111111101 01 1 1101011010 111101111 11110011101111 0111010001 01011010110 1101 10101111110 10 10110011 0100101001 1001001001 1 11111 1111001001 0110101100101 10111011011 101010 100100010110 10110010110 1001001 1 100001110110010 1110 110110 11 11100 0100110 0101 1010 11010100 100001010100 0101 11001 110010101100011 1001010100010 01 0110111 00100111 0011010 1011 1010011 1101110 00101 11010 101101 0101 1010 1011 100101 0010011011 101010001010 0001010010010 0100100010 1011000101 1111 10010100001 11 111001 011 1110 011010010 110010001 11110 10110110100 1111101 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, adjective, her, it's, i are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words a, it's, 0 at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word said at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Real Motorcycle;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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