This is an analysis of the poem My Young Days Were Oppressed With Cares that begins with:

My young days were oppressed with cares,
On summer mornings I sat there,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXbccaddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11100101 11010111 10111001 1101111100 1111010111 10101101 0101011101 01010111 0101010101 01111111 11010101 11011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; my is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word without is repeated.

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