This is an analysis of the poem The Creature's Stare that begins with:

You stroke the fur of the big fine dog.
Looking way down into its eyes, you speak,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX aaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100111 1011000111 10111001010 1010001011 11011011 101011101 10101011001 1101111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Creature's Stare;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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