This is an analysis of the poem Street Musicians that begins with:

One died, and the soul was wrenched out
Of the other in life, who, walking the streets ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdedXdfaXe ddfXdcdbaff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111 00100111001 10101001011111 0110100011 101101100110 1101000101 110101010101 011010010 010110010010 000101100101 1001010110 10101111101101110 1110010000111 10010100110 01010001100010 00101011010101 001000100101 1100011100101 11000101001 11111000110 0100101110111 11111001011 10110101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 545
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; other is repeated.

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  • summary of Street Musicians;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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