This is an analysis of the poem Sin, Death that begins with:

Sin and Death, those sisters two,
Two, two,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaab cccccc ddbddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11 101011010 10101101 11 1111110 11101111 11 101001110 11110111 11 1010010 111000101 11 111001010 11111111 11 1011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 167
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; two, pleased, seized, weep are repeated.

    The author used the same word sin at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines two, do, pleased, seized, weep, keep are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases two, do, pleased, seized, weep, keep connect the lines.

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