This is an analysis of the poem Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning that begins with:

Often rebuked, yet always back returning
To those first feelings that were born with me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcX dede afaf agag Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111010 0111010101 11010101110 1101011100 011011010010 0100010101 11010101010 100111101 11110101010 1101010100 11010101010 0101011100 11111101010 0101010101 10110101110 1011110101 11110101010 1101111111 01111101010 11010101011 1011010011010110111110001010111011010100101001010010010110110110001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; not, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, where are repeated.

    The author used the same word i'll at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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