This is an analysis of the poem I Got So I Could Take His Name that begins with:

I got so I could take his name—... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX XaXX XXXX XXXX XbcX cbXbaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1111110100 10000010 1110000110 11000010 11111101 110001 11111110000 11110100 111111010 010101 011100110 11000010 1101010100 111101000 010110000 11001100 11110 1001 1100001 110000000 110001 010100100 1010100 01011001 110101 11000 0111110000000
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • history of its creation;
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