This is an analysis of the poem Campus Sonnets: Talk that begins with:

Tobacco smoke drifts up to the dim ceiling
From half a dozen pipes and cigarettes, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXc bdXddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01111100110 0101011101 10010101110 1101111101 0101011001 11110101010 1001011111 11110101110 11011101110 0111011101 0101010010100 10111100111 1011111101 0111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 325
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; and is repeated.

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