This is an analysis of the poem A Noun Sentence that begins with:

A noun sentence, no verb
to it or in it: to the sea the scent of the bed ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcdedfacXXecggaffbdaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011 0010000101001 1010101001 1010101101101 101111110 1101101011010 111000111 1001110 0101101111101 0100101010111 111010111000101 11110010010100 011100100101001110 10011011110011 10101111 0110100110011 001001001001 111101010110001 1111110101 10010101100101 01011010 1010011011 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1031
  • Average number of words per stanza: 189
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, is are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines where is repeated).

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  • summary of A Noun Sentence;
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  • history of its creation;
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