This is an analysis of the poem Variations On A Theme By William Carlos Williams that begins with:

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I chopped down the house that you had been saving to live in next summer....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb XaXb XXXXc XXca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11101111010010110 1110101101111001 1010101010 1 1110101010 1111001 01111011111110 1 110101011101001110 110 011110110 10111101111011 1 110111011111 01111101 11011001111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; i, and are repeated.

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

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