This is an analysis of the poem Sobre Las Olas (On The Waves) that begins with:
The boys in striped knitware
make the waves sprout--is it a storm?...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXaaaXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 010110 10110001 101110101 01010001 1100100 1011101 11101011 011010001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
- Average number of words per stanza: 48
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.
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