This is an analysis of the poem The Tall Figures Of Giacometti that begins with:

We move by means of our mud bumps.
We bubble as do the dead but more slowly....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa bX XX aX XXXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 11011011110 01000101010 11111111 0101010010111 111111010 101101011010 1110101011 1100110 1001000101 1101110 0101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; we is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Tall Figures Of Giacometti;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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