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

In the mid-city, under an oiled sky,
I lay in a garden of such dusky green...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdccXda ededdd cdfgffgbXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,6,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0011010111 11001001101 01010001010 11110010101 1101010101 0111011101 1111001101 1111111101 1100110101 1111100111 010010011101 1011110101 1101100101 1101010100 1111110101 1111110101 0101010101 11010010100 1111100100101 01001000101 01011000011 1010100111 0111000100 1011000101 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of A Garden In Chicago;
  • idea of the verse;
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