This is an analysis of the poem Sorrow's Uses that begins with:
The uses of sorrow I comprehend
Better and better at each year’s end.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc XX dd cc eeXaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0100101101 101101101 101101101 111000100 10100111 11100100111 100111001 1010101010 010111001 0010111101 0110100101 110101101 1111100101 110100101 1101101101 110101011
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 75
- Average number of words per stanza: 15
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.
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