This is an analysis of the poem Another Version that begins with:

Our trees are aspens, but people
mistake them for birches;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXbdXXbecdcXaceXbedbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110110 010110 11011100 00101010101 1001000010 110010101 11010010 1100111 1110100101 1110100101 110100111 100101111 101110110 1110101110 1101101 0101101010 111111 1101101101 01110111 10101011 11101011 011010010 11110011 110011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 842
  • Average number of words per stanza: 158
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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.

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