This is an analysis of the poem Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry that begins with:

Sparrows were feeding in a freezing drizzle
That while you watched turned into pieces of snow...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010001010 11111001001 1001000100 01010010111 1101011101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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 Because You Asked About The Line Between Prose And Poetry;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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