This is an analysis of the poem Advice To A Street-Pavement that begins with:

Lacerated grey has bitten
Into your shapeless humility....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaXXb cbcXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001110 001100100 10101010 11101011100 11101101 1110101 1011101 00101010 11000110 1110100 101111011 101110101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Advice To A Street-Pavement;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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