This is an analysis of the poem Self-Assured Upbeat that begins with:

In
the last, deep,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacXXbdefcbXgbdhgXXiggXjeehjjiiighhkigdbkXikfXXXfilfldXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 58,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0 011 111010 11 10 1000 10 010101110101010 101 100101011 01 0 100 101000011 11 0110 1101 1 01 0101 10 010 10 10110110110101 1 1 11 1101010 111111 00 1 101010 10100 100 11 1100101010010 1010010 11010101011001 010 1010101 01010101010 11000 100010110000100101 1000 1010 0101 1 10101001010100 100100 1 01 10101110010100100101101110 0 1011 0010101100 100 1101000 01001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 185
  • Amount of lines: 58
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, out, self, in, my, her are repeated.

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

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

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