This is an analysis of the poem Reply To Comrade Kuo Mo-Jo that begins with:

On this tiny globe
A few flies dash themselves against the wall, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcdXXXeXeXcdccab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 0111010101 10011 0110 0110 11010101011010 1101010100101 0111011010 101011010 110111001 111100 0111 110 1100111 1011010 011110111010 01100110111010 11010100 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 644
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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