This is an analysis of the poem When I Met My Muse that begins with:
I glanced at her and took my glasses
off--they were still singing. They buzzed...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabXaXbXXXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111011110 11011011 101010101011 10110110 1111101011 111111011 11101110111 10101101110 10110101100 110101100 010100011101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 469
- Average number of words per stanza: 89
- Amount of lines: 11
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; and is repeated.
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