This is an analysis of the poem O Make Me A Mask that begins with:
O make me a mask and a wall to shut from your spies
Of the sharp, enamelled eyes and the spectacled claws...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabaXaXaacac Xb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1110110101011 00110001101001 1101000100011 101110101100 01011001000100 0011101011001 10110110100001 01010011100100 1011100110010 0110001101101 1001001010110 1010011101101 010110
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 328
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
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