This is an analysis of the poem After-Thought that begins with:

I thought of Thee, my partner and my guide,
As being past away. -Vain sympathies!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101110111 1101011100 1101011111 1111101001 1101111101 0101010101 1101010101 1110110101 0100110001 01010011110 01111101010 10101010111 1111110101 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 620
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; i, my, and are repeated.

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