This is an analysis of the poem Carrier Letter that begins with:

My hands have not touched water since your hands, -
No; - nor my lips freed laughter since 'farewell'.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ottava rima
  • Metre: 1111110111 11111101100 1001100101 0111011111 11101011101 01011011111 0101001011 1001111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Carrier Letter;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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