This is an analysis of the poem A Scrap of Paper that begins with:
JUST for a 'scrap of paper,'
Just for a Nation's word...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXaabXcdadXXcbXeXe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101010 110101 1101010 110101 1101010 1101011110110 110111 1101011 110111 1101011 110101 1101001 110101 1101011 110101 1101010 110101 1101010 11101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 544
- Average number of words per stanza: 108
- Amount of lines: 19
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; just, for are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word just is repeated.
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