This is an analysis of the poem Lines On A Type Writer that begins with:

Having received a letter from a gentleman, done with a type writer,
and glorying in its superiority to the pen; we replied as follows :-...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX abXb XbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101000100100110 11000100100001101110 11001110 1010101 110101100 1110111 1111100 11010101 01011001 00100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 Lines On A Type Writer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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