This is an analysis of the poem Still Life In Landscape that begins with:

It was night, it had rained, there were pieces of cars and
half-cars strewn, it was still, and bright,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbcbdcXdacdXXXbccdeXdXXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110111010011 11101111 0101101011101 001111110010 101001101 01010101 101000110 11011 101001001 010001010 1101111101 10000101 01110110110 1100100101010 1011101 111010111010 11100101 01100101 011011010 110110011110 1110010101100 110101 1111111110 110110100010 01001010101 1110110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1046
  • Average number of words per stanza: 196
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; her, it, and, she are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Still Life In Landscape;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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