This is an analysis of the poem To Rimbaud that begins with:

I, WITH my simple fate contented well,
Rimbaud, I love thy mad, incurable,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbccddeeffgghhiibb X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011010101 1011110100 01001100101 1011011101 1101110101 1001110101 10010101010 10010101010 1011010111 1011010101 100110110111 0101011111 1101011101 0100011101 0111010101 0101010101 01010100110 11111101010 1011001101 1011010100 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 432
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, and are repeated.

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

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