This is an analysis of the poem Wishing -- Or Fate And I that begins with:

Wise men tell me thou, O Fate,
Art invincible and great. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddeeaaffccgggghhffiijjeeaaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 36,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111 1010011 1111101 1111010 1110001 1010101 1011101 1111111 1110101 1010100 1110101 1011101 1001111 1111101 11101010 11111110 0010101 1010011 1000101 1010101 1011101 1000100 1111101 1111101 11101110 10101110 1101101 1111101 0010101 1011110 1101101 0010101 1111101 1110111 1111111 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 214
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i are repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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