This is an analysis of the poem Walks Behind, Remains Remote that begins with:

He walks behind me, from a polite distance,
Keeping his eye on me. I try to hide in a crowd; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX Xabb deeXXcXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11011000110 1001111101001 10101011111 1110101110101 11101110100 01010010111111 110011110100101 10101101001001 01010011111 1011101010 100101101011 001101100101 10111101010101 10001011010101 010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; he is repeated.

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

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