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

Frida, I knew that thy life-years were counted.
If but before thee a lifting thought mounted,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd XXee ffXX cccc eXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111110010 01011010110 10111110010 111010 11111010010 11010110010 11010010110 110010 10110110110 11111110011 10111110010 011010 11110010110 10111010010 10110110010 10110 11010010110 11110110110 10110110010 011110 11111111110 10010010010 11110110110 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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, thy are repeated.

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

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

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