This is an analysis of the poem When I Hoped, I Recollect that begins with:

When I hoped, I recollect... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXXX XXXX aXXX XXXX XaaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1111101 101110 10101010 1010010 1011110 101110 10111110 101010 111000101 101010 10101010 1110100 1000111 101110 1110100000 1010010 101111000 100101 10100001 101110 101010100 1110100 101000000 100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word not is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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