This is an analysis of the poem Faces that begins with:

PEOPLE that I meet and pass
In the city's broken roar,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXBcbcbabXdBd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011111 0010101 1011111 1110101 1111111 0010011 1011111 0111101 1010011 10011010 1111101 010001010 1000101 1001100 0010011 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 461
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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