This is an analysis of the poem Steel and Air that begins with:
And now I cannot remember how I would
have had it. It is not a conduit (confluence?) but a place....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abccXXaccaXXcbXbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110010111 1100010100100101 010101110 010110 1011001001 1010111110 0011101101111 11010110 10001110110 00101011111 10111111000 010010010011 1101100010 10011101010 11010 11011 1101101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 650
- Average number of words per stanza: 135
- Amount of lines: 17
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- 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; place, you, to, it are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines order, further are repeated).
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