This is an analysis of the poem To The Whore Who Took My Poems that begins with:

some say we should keep personal remorse from the
poem,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXXXaXXcdXcddaXdbXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111000100 10 10111011000 110 1101111110111 1 1011110100 1110011110100 1101111011001 001010110010 1111111010 11110 0111 11110 110101011101 101101011110 10011 1111 1001 11111110010 111101 100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 692
  • Average number of words per stanza: 132
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

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