This is an analysis of the poem Is It Possible? that begins with:

Is it possible
That so high debate,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbbA AbbbA AcccA AdddA AbbbA AeXeA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00100 11101 11111011 1111111011 00100 00100 11001 11011111 0101111001 00100 00100 11011 01111011 011111011 00100 00100 010011 11111111 01101101 00100 00100 10111 0111011101 101101011 00100 10100 10101 11111101 1111011011 10100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; so, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words is, so are repeated.

    The author used the same word is at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word possible at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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