This is an analysis of the poem Our Thoughts Extend From Us To Reach that begins with:

Our thoughts.

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbccbcXX AcdbaeXc ecXa da Xceefff AG AGXAG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,4,2,7,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 10 1110101 01 11011010 10111010 101101 010010 11 100110011 001110 01 0100100 1001010 0101101100 0101010 111 111 1111101 100100 1011001010010 1111 10101001001 11011010000100 10010 10 001 01 11 1111 010101 1111 010101 1111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; what, said, to, our are repeated.

    The author used the same words our, like, much 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 earth is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word reach at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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