This is an analysis of the poem Elsewhere, Mon Amour that begins with:

Leaning from the platform, waiting for a glimmer
to braid the rails...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab a c dX cb XX b X de Xb XbXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,1,2,2,2,1,1,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100011101010 0101 0100101010010 1110101 011101110 1001001 011100110 10101 0101101 101111 01101001 0111011 0100110 11100101 01011101 010011 0101011110 1110111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 50
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

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  • summary of Elsewhere, Mon Amour;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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