This is an analysis of the poem The Great Lament Of My Obscurity Three that begins with:

where we live the flowers of the clocks catch fire and the plumes encircle the brightness in the distant sulphur morning the cows lick the salt...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBBcdbXXaXebXeXXdXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010001110101010010001010100110110 11 11 1111101010001 1110101110100 1111 1111 111111010 1101100101 10101110100 10101 101 1010101 01 1 10 100 010110101 111 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Great Lament Of My Obscurity Three;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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