This is an analysis of the poem Blasting From Heaven that begins with:

The little girl won’t eat her sandwich;
she lifts the bun and looks in, but the grey beef ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdba efggef ghcdgh iXjcji
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111010 11011101011 100100111 010110110 11101011111 101011001 101011111 00111110101 110110111 1011110010 11110101101 11001011 111110111 101000011110 11110101 101001010 101011011111 111010010 010010001 01001010100 101000101 1111111 01101010010 101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, he, it, to are repeated.

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

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