This is an analysis of the poem Variation On A Theme that begins with:

June 30th, 1919
Notably fond of music, I dote on a ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcbXcacdeaefXag hijijbabXgXXbdXd acXcacXcahXhafaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,16,16,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 10010101110 101 11011101011 10101 10111001110 010101 010010010110 1011 1101001011100 001 001001001010 11101 11001101011 010101 001001001010 1001001 0101101110 1001010 10100110101 01101110 11101110111 00101 11101111000 100101 10111011011 01010111 00101111011 11010110 111010010101 1001010 0100100101110 01010 010011010100 10101 10100101101 1101101 11010010110 111001 010111110010 1001 11101111110 100101 0110001110110 101 1111110100110 1001 001001001010 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 414
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and is repeated.

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