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

My love and I are inventing a country, which we
can already see taking shape, as if wheels were ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXccXdXX aeebXedaXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101001011 101011011010 10110111001 10110100010001 10110011010101 1100100101010 10100111100100 110110101111 11100011101 11011111111 1001 11011010010110 10011011011 110110101111 101100101011 111100001101 010110110111 111001011101 1011001001 1111101100110 11110111010 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 526
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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