This is an analysis of the poem The Apartment House that begins with:

Severe against the pleasant arc of sky
The great stone box is cruelly displayed.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101010101 011101001 0101110001 1101010111 1101001111 1111011101 1111001101 1101101111 1111110101 1001010101 0001010101 1101010101 1101010101 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 304
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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