This is an analysis of the poem The Great Man that begins with:

CANNOT always feel his greatness.
Sometimes he walks beside me, step by step, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcdeacde cbXXbaXffb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 0111011111 11010001 010101 1111110011 1100 11110101110010 0101010001 110101 11 1101 11000111 0011010 011101010 1111111101 11001111 110001 11010 11101101111 110101 0101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ways is repeated).

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