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

A big locomotive has pulled into town,
Heavy, humungus, with sweat rolling down,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbb ccccdd eeffgghhiijdaa ff iigg kkcc jjaajjiihhcckkddkkeehjXXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,14,2,4,4,26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01101011001 1010001101 011010 10110110110 1010100111010 11110 11110 11110 11110 11001011101 101001001001 1001011101 10111011001 1101011011 01101011011 01101001001 1011001101 011010010010 011011011111 01101001001 0101010011001 01011011001 111001101101 01011011101 001111010011 11011101001 11111011011 101101101001 111101001101 11101011111 101011001101 101 101 1010 1110 11011001111 01011011101 11111101001 11101101101 11001011001 11011001101 11011011010 11011001101 11011011111 11011001011 111111101101 101101101101 1011011001 101111001101 11001001001 101011101101 11011011111 10010011111 11101001101 01111111001 110010110010 010111010110 111111011010 111010110110 011010100100 101101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 385
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, she's, how, one, she, her, along, now, what, gives are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines along is repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Locomotive;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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