This is an analysis of the poem Fame that begins with:

If I should die, to-day,
To-morrow, maybe, the world would see ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbaaccddXaee feXfddgXgXaghh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101 010100111 1100111 1011101111 11101001101 0111 101001 01110 01010 111111001 001100101 11001101010 111111111111 1001011001 1110101111 11101010 1001001101 1100110111 10110110 1010111111 1101100011 111011110 000101001 111110101 0010100100100 111110111 011011111 1100110101 10111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 558
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; of, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Fame;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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