This is an analysis of the poem Just A Glance that begins with:

You've taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance.
You've taken away my looks, my identity, by just a glance....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAXaXaXaXaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100111101001101 1100111101001101 11011010110 10101011101 111001011000 10110110101 11110111110 1110101101 1111101110 111111101 1100111101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 535
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, my, you've, just, glance are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines glance is repeated).

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