This is an analysis of the poem The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts that begins with:

Who's she, that one in your arms?
She's the one I carried my bones to...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcdaef gga ahaiccbX jka lgmaganf coi hiXcmplic hmq aaicaibpciecccdXe acc alhobnrh hqn dpjfhhkepjaid al aeadlraeshXmgcdnipso
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,3,8,3,8,3,9,3,17,3,8,3,13,2,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 101110110 110111101 11011110110 110101111 1100101 01001010 111101 1111111 0110111 111001011 010111111 1010010100 111100010 1111100110 11101001101 1111011101 11101110 11011011 1111111 11101011 10101111 11111111 1100111001 010110010110 110010111 110010101001 11110010111 1111001110 11101111 11101101001 11001001 1110011111 0111011010 1111101100 1001011010 10110010011 11011101 011110000101 111101001 11101001 1111111 0011011110 111011 1011101011 111101011 111101011010 1111010111 101111110110 110011111110 00110111101 100101110001 1111101 11011101 1101001 1111001010 111101010 100101011 111111010 11101101 1111001 111110110 11101100100 1111011 1111111111 01011001001 11111101 111101100 111010011 0100101111 0100101111 1011010101 010101 1111101111 0101011111 01100100 11011011110 1101110011 11111111110 1011111011 1111111110010 1101001 0100100001 11001001 11001001 111110 1110 111010 11110 111001 1011011001 1011011010 1101010010 10100101010 1101001 01111 1101110 11010011 1100100001 111101110 101011101 01011101 11010011 1010010 11111 101010 110011001 11010011 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 109
  • 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; that, and, my, of, i, your, in, tied, her, to, once are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, why, that, i, there, if are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines dreams, it, hearts are repeated).

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  • summary of The Interrogation Of The Man Of Many Hearts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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