This is an analysis of the poem Other Lives And Dimensions And Finally A Love Poem that begins with:

My left hand will live longer than my right. The rivers
of my palms tell me so....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd defe XaXg fdXd hXdg chhX agXg bebg ehXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1110110111010 011111 1010010100111010 101111 101110011111 101110 1100101000100100 00101100 0111101010000 01010 01001011001011001 1100100100 101100011011111 011101 110010111111011 101001 0010101110100101 100111 11111100010011 011101 111101110101010 1111 101110010111 10001 11011101101 10111 101110100111010 11011 1111110100011 1111110 1101000110111111 01001011 01001110011110 11010 1111100010101 0111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, of, i, you, in are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Other Lives And Dimensions And Finally A Love Poem;
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