This is an analysis of the poem The Memory that begins with:

I watch the doctors walking with the nurses to and fro
And i hear them softly talking in the garden where they go,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eedd ffff ggeeXddbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010100010011 111010100010111 111011101110101 101000100111101 11101110010111 101011100010101 11101110011111 001111101010101 111111100010111 111011101110101 111011101110101 111110101110111 101111101110001 101010101010101 101010101010101 111111101110101 11111100010101 101010001111101 10101110111101 111010101010001 11010101110110 101100101110101 111110100010111 111000100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 238
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, of, and, they are repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Memory;
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  • history of its creation;
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