This is an analysis of the poem Burning The Book that begins with:

The anthology of love poems I bought
for a quarter is brittle, anyway, and comes...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacXadbXXcXbXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100011011 101001010111 011110 110111101010 1111011 11 0110010111 0100001110 11001 1111110110 1111011110 01 0101011 10 111110101 1110011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 491
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 and is repeated.

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  • summary of Burning The Book;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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