This is an analysis of the poem You Whose Name that begins with:

You whose name is aggressor and devourer.
Putrid and sultry, in fermentation. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXabbcdadeXfecfXae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101100 1011001010 1100110110 10011010000 11000010 1111111111 11101111011 1101111111 110110010110 1111101 11101111010 01101011011 11010100 110101111 0100110101 111100010001 01101110101 01010100011101 0110010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 393
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, i, you are repeated.

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

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

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