This is an analysis of the poem Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War that begins with:

On the street of the concrete refugee tenements
That have collapsed into the smoking holes...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdb bbbeeX cdbcdba bbX XdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,7,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010010100100 1101000101 00101011011101 010011110010100 1001110111 11010101101 111100111011 011100101001 01010010010 011110000110 01111110 101000 0011110 10010101011 10101100011010 0101101111 10111011110 001010111 001000111001 1010111 10010010101 101011 10010111 01001101101 010100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; heads, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Meanwhile, In Another Part Of The War;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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