This is an analysis of the poem In A Tram that begins with:

One of the twain was long and dusty grey,
And like a spark that in the ashes lies,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001111101 1101100101 0101010001 1101010001 0101011101 0110010101 0111010101 1011000101 0111010111 10010101001 11110101001 1101011101 00010011101 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 579
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, and are repeated.

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  • summary of In A Tram;
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  • history of its creation;
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