This is an analysis of the poem Youth And Death that begins with:

What hast thou done to this dear friend of mine,
Thou cold, white, silent Stranger? From my hand... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccdede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001101 1111010011 0111010101 1111011101 1111110101 0111011111 1111011111 11011101010 1101110101 11001100001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 469
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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