This is an analysis of the poem What I Have Seen #3 that begins with:
I saw two youths: both were fair in the face,
They had set out foot to foot in life's race;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXbXX ccdece ccbbeX ccdeXe ffdcXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111101001 1111101011 1110010111110 111001011 01011111101 111111111 111011111001 11001001011 11100111101 111101001 111011100101 111111001 11001111111 111001111111 1111011100111 11111111 111101110111 111011111 11111001101 111101011101 10110111001 11011001 111101101101 111001001 1111111001 01001011011 111010110110 01011001 111001111010 11011001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 269
- Average number of words per stanza: 57
- Amount of lines: 34
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- 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; on, and, i, you, i'll, from are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, i are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).
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- summary of What I Have Seen #3;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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