This is an analysis of the poem Dear Joanne that begins with:

Dear Joanne,
Last night Magda dreamed that she,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXX XX ba Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 1110111 111101001 100 1101011 110101 1110011 10101010 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 44
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Dear Joanne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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