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Hi, i analysed this as part of a comparison with another poem. I'll try and share what i found
Form: three identical stanza's- which later helps in understanding the true purpose of the poem
rhyme scheme: consistent (abcb, dd)...
I can give you a few:
The train is personified as a woman, "she".
Personification, the train Snorting noisily as she passes .
Rhyme- To inspect new stock or to visit relations,
And applications for situations,
And timid lovers' declarations,
I might consider the lines:
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.