This is an analysis of the poem Iowa &Amp; Other Accidents that begins with:

There was snow that afternoon covering the road
which twisted toward the secret ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX cb bc de dfg ca Xe eaa faf X XX XbXXgbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,2,3,2,2,3,3,1,2,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111110110001 11001010 010001001 0111010 101001010011 1001111111010 1010 0010101101011010 11010 100101010 1100101011110 0011 100011011011110 1110001 111011001 010100010001 0110011001 1011110101 101101 01100011010 010011010100010 0100100100 01110101 01101111 010011101 010111 111001110111 100 0101101000101 1010100 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 of is repeated.

    The author used the same words the, of at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Iowa &Amp; Other Accidents;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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