This is an analysis of the poem To W. Hohenzollern, On Resuming The Conning Tower that begins with:

Well William, since I wrote you long ago--
As I recall, one cool October morning-- ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee fXfX Xbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111101 11011101010 1101011101 11110 1111110101 01110101010 11010010111 01010 111110101 11111101011 1101110001 11111 1111011101 111101010010 11101110101 100100 1001010110 100101110100 1101011011 100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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  • summary of To W. Hohenzollern, On Resuming The Conning Tower;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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