This is an analysis of the poem Leave the Hand In that begins with:

Furthermore, Mr. Tuttle used to have to run in the streets.
Now, each time friendship happens, they're fully booked. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXXcXXdcdaXaXbXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101010101001 11110101101 100101000101110 1111010111 110001110101110 0110011011010 01111111111 0101011111101110 101110111111 11110010111110010 110111011110101 11110101010 110101010100110011 101110111110 000101010110101 1101110101100 1101010110 110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 515
  • Average number of words per stanza: 94
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Leave the Hand In;
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  • history of its creation;
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