This is an analysis of the poem I Wouldn'T Want To Die (Je Voudrais Pas Crever) that begins with:

Before having known
The black mexican dogs ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdabEafggbhgdbiXfbgjbhgkigkXffedgalbaibXEXlbbgigcbeaeamjdbbbdXbehifgmdeXEXgeiEgl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 83,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101 011001 110110 011010 100110 010100 110010 110101 110001 0101101 10101 00101 00110 110101 1101 0101 10101 1101 101010 110111 011010 110101 0101000100 1010010 110101 1000101 111110 000111 111001 11110 10111 10111 111111 0110001 10111 10101 01101 0101 010100 1010001 10111 01111 110100 110101 011011 01011 010011 01011 111111 0101 110101 0111010 01010 01101 011010 010101 0101 110010 11010 1110101 110101 010101 0100100 001100 010100 101010 110101 01101 11101 10001 111101 0110110 00101 10100101 101001 110101 11110 011010 011111 0110010 110101 011010 01001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1941
  • Average number of words per stanza: 355
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words if, everything, the, her, of are repeated.

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

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