This is an analysis of the poem A Take-Off On A Passing Remark that begins with:

Tall buildings impress me
the ones which cut off half the sky....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaXcdcXcebecdX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110011 01111101 111101011 1011100011 1111011 1000010111 01101001 1010100001 101010101 111111 11110011 100110101 11111101 1111 1101111 111111110 011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; half, of are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Take-Off On A Passing Remark;
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  • idea of the verse;
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