This is an analysis of the poem City Sidewalks that begins with:

Pockets of people and clusters of some;
the running of errands while businesses hum; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeec Xbdd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001011001 01001011001 1111011101 101001111011 1001011001 01011010111 1001110011 100111011 1111011001 01111101111 101101100111 011001101 01001001001111 01011101 01001011111 101101001111 1010010011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of City Sidewalks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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