This is an analysis of the poem The Train Misser that begins with:

At Union Station
'Ll where in the world my eyes has bin--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aXbaacbc ccddcXe fefee gbbgfhXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,7,5,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 110011111 11111110 11101111 111100101 10101101 111011001 01111101 10100111 011100101 11110111 110111111 111101101 10100111 11010111 10101010 10101111 10111111 110111111 11101101 1101101011 11111101 10111111 11111111 11111111 111110111 011111111 110111110 101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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  • summary of The Train Misser;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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