This is an analysis of the poem To Alexander Berkman that begins with:

Can you see me, Sasha?
I can see you…....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXaXcXacbXXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111110 1111 01000011010111 111101 001011010 11011101 11011 111110111010 1 1111 110101 111101001000011011 11110111101 101100011 01101010001111000101010111111011111101011111001110110111101101010101010101100100010111101100110101011111011110100110101010101010100010111101001100101101101011010100100001011111100101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 83 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 15
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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