This is an analysis of the poem Trans— that begins with:

I work a lot and live far less than I could,
but the moon is beautiful and there are...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa XX aXX bbb Xbb XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,3,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111111 1010100111 1111011011 110100010010100 01011 01001 101000 011010 1010 11001010 111101 101001001 1110110 1110110 11010100110 1111000011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 85
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Trans—;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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