This is an analysis of the poem The Edge Of Town that begins with:
The scattering sage stands thin and tense
As though afraid of the barbed-wire fence;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee ffgghhii jjkkaa iiffll ffbbmmee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,8,6,6,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 010011111 1101001101 011100101 1010100101 101111111 101110101 1010100111 101111011 11011111 1111110101 01110111 10110100101 1100110101 01001101001 010111111 100100101 010110111 11110110101 1100100111 111111101 1100101111 1100100101 1011111101 1011010101 10100101 0100110101 101100101 11101011 110100111 110110101 1011100111 10110101101 10101101011 1111100101 1011110101 1110110101 11110110111 0011100101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
- Average number of words per stanza: 62
- Amount of lines: 38
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, a, should are repeated.
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