This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet : To Eva that begins with:

All right, let's say you could take a skull and break it
The way you'd crack a clock; you'd crush the bone...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbcb dcdc cX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 111111101110 0111011101 01110101010 01001010111 01010011100 01010100010 111010101 11010101010 11110011010 0101010001 01110101010 011011101 01001111101 01010010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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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