This is an analysis of the poem I Shall Not Die For Thee that begins with:

FOR thee, I shall not die,
Woman of high fame and name; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab Xaba cdad cece baaaXcaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1001111 1011101 1111101 11101 1010011 1011111 1101111 011011 11011111 01011111 11111101 01010101 0110101 01010101 1011101 1111011 11111101 111111 111111 1010101 0110101 1011111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 851
  • Average number of words per stanza: 146
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of I Shall Not Die For Thee;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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