This is an analysis of the poem Child's Park Stones that begins with:

In sunless air, under pines
Green to the point of blackness, some...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa cdcdc aeXea ccccc aaaaa fdfdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101 10010101 101011111 01001101 1101101 0010101 10010010 101010101 1010110110 0010100 1110101 11110111 101101110 11100110 1100111 1001010 0010111 111010011 10100111 1110101 0100100 01011001 111011001 11001011 1011101 1111111 01011110 111110010 01101010 1101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, stones are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase stones connects the lines.

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