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

THE HORSE'S name was Remorse.
There were people said, 'Gee, what a nag!'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXa XbbcXb Xd XdeeXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,2,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101 101011101 11010101111 11101 111010 110101010 111001001010 110111010 1010101011010 1100100101010 11011011010001 110101011 1010010011101 01011010110 1101011 11110100100111101 1011010101111011 0110110101100010 1011110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 856
  • Average number of words per stanza: 170
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, me are repeated.

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

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

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

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