This is an analysis of the poem In A Railroad Station that begins with:

We stood in the shrill electric light,
Dumb and sick in the whirling din ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb caca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110010101 11100101 11110101 1010100100 101010101101 11011101 11011111 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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