This is an analysis of the poem Cherries that begins with:

A HANDFUL of cherries
She gave me in passing,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcabXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010 111010 010110 11101 1011110 010011 111110 01001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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 Cherries;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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