This is an analysis of the poem Cadence Chooses Me that begins with:

Cadence chooses me, it chokes on me
I am the violin's regurgitant flow, and not its player...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXacdeabXXXXaecefadXefa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010111 110101000111010 1100100100 0100101011 1101 01011000111 01000110 101 1101111010 1110010101 10101101001 101001 110101 10001 1100110 111001001010 101011010101 111010 1011 1111 111011101111 110111101 11001010 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 736
  • Average number of words per stanza: 151
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, i, you, return are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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  • summary of Cadence Chooses Me;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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