This is an analysis of the poem Promise This—when You Be Dying that begins with:
Promise This—When You be Dying—... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X abab ccXc cdcd XbXX Xefe fgfg XbfbXfceec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,10,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1 10011010 11101 10111010 10111 10111010 011001 01101010 11101 10111110 00111 00101010 10101 11011100 11111 10111011 10101 10111011 00101 10111010 10101 00101110 10101 10111010 11101 10100010 00100 10111010 10101 10101110 11101 1110 1110 10101
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
- Average number of words per stanza: 18
- Amount of lines: 34
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; to is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word mine is repeated.
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