This is an analysis of the poem Written In Juice Of Lemon that begins with:

Whilst what I write I do not see,
I dare thus, ev'n to you, write poetry.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdde cccaac ffgaag ccheeh ffciic hhiaai jjbgga Xkillk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111111 1111011100 1101111101 110101 110111001 11011111010 01111001 0111010011 1101111001 11110101 101101111 11011110101 11110001 1111110101 011100100111 1111110 110001101 1101010101 10010101 1101010001 0011010001 010101010 01100110 1101111001 110011111 1101101101 11010010101 01011101 01010101 1111010001 11010101 1101011101 01110100111 11101101 11011101 11010010101 11010111 1101110101 1111001100 11111101 10011101 1111110101 10111000 0111111001 01110100101 11011101 01111111 11011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word here is repeated.

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