This is an analysis of the poem Those Who Pass Between Fleeting Words that begins with:

O those who pass between fleeting words
carry your names, and be gone...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbcdeXc Xab BFBFE A B F B F E dcaXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,3,5,1,1,1,1,1,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101101 1011101 1110110101 11100010001 1010100 111010111101 111100 1010111010011 0111100111 0110101011 0110011 00111001 1010111111011 00111001 1010111111011 111101011 111101101 00111001 1010111111011 00111001 1010111111011 111101011 11110 1111 111111 10111 01000100 11101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 101
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, from, us, our are repeated.

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

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

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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