This is an analysis of the poem Tender Buttons [A Long Dress] that begins with:

What is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101101001101010010110011101010110010 1001100 100011001101101011100111111001011110101001010010010100001101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 3
  • Average number of symbols per line: 141 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 28
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Tender Buttons [A Long Dress];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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