This is an analysis of the poem Taxi Suite (Excerpt: 1. After Anacreon) that begins with:
When I drive cab
I am moved by strange whistles and wear a hat...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Ab Abc Ad AX Adbe AeX AcXAec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,2,2,4,3,6,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111 11111101101 1111 110101111010 10101010 1111 110111110010111 1111 111011001000101 1111 01010010101111 111011101111 1001101110101 1111 1101010010010 11110010010 1111 1111000101001 1111 11010111010100 1010
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
- Average number of words per stanza: 19
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, they, now are repeated.
The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase now connects the lines.
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- idea of the verse;
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