This is an analysis of the poem The Old, Old Story that begins with:

I have no wish to rail at fate,
And vow that I'm unfairly treated;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcX efefdddX agagcdXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 111001010 11111011 011111010 11011111 11111101 01010111 11101100 00111101 011101010 11011111 110101010 11011110 11010111 11111101 11011100 11110001 11010101 01000111 11110111 11111101 11011111 11111101 11101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 279
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i is repeated.

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

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