This is an analysis of the poem Sorrow that begins with:

SORROW, on wing through the world for ever,
Here and there for awhile would borrow... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab babXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101110 111101111 101110010 10 1111001110 0101001110 0111011010 111101110 0111011010 111001110 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in is repeated.

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

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