This is an analysis of the poem Assurance that begins with:

Last night I slept, and when I woke her kiss
Still floated on my lips. For we had strayed ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacdcdefefXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111111101 1101111111 0100111111 1011111111 0111010101 0101110101 1101010111 1011111111 1100110111 10110110111 010100101 1101011101 1111100011100 0111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 693
  • Average number of words per stanza: 128
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; and, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Assurance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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