This is an analysis of the poem I Must Come Back that begins with:

I dread the break when I shall die—
Not from my human friends, for they...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc dedefXfa gegXbhbh ididjhjh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 10110111 11011111 11110101 10111111 01010101 11001001001 11001111 11010101 01010101 11110101 11010100 110010101 0100010 01010101 11110101 11110111 11110011 100111001 010101100 11110101 01010101 11110111 11010101 11010111 111101101 01110111 01000101 110100001 01110101 100100101 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i, from, to are repeated.

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  • summary of I Must Come Back;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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