This is an analysis of the poem A Roadside Near Ithaca that begins with:

Here we picked wild strawberries,
though in my memory we're neither here ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdaeXXafaXcXgegfXbcXcXXgdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 1011001101 1101111 111111 00101101 01010111 1010110 111010 0111110 10010001 101110 111101 101111 10110010 100100100 1100101 110101110 110010 11101010 1101011 010010110 0101010110 01100100001 11001010 01111010 11101010 101011 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 870
  • Average number of words per stanza: 150
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 A Roadside Near Ithaca;
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  • history of its creation;
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