This is an analysis of the poem I'M Tired Of Life that begins with:

I'm tired, I'm tired of life, brother!
Of all that meets my eye;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbadXd aefeaXcX agggahbh aeXeacXc aeXeaigiXaihiadfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100100110 011111 111010111 010101 11011110 111101 110100101 1100111 01011110 010111 11011101 010111 01010110 010110 111010111 010101 11111110 111111 111010111 1010101 101000110 010111 1110100001 010101 11100110 011101 101111101 010101 11010110 110101 11010111 000101 11010110 110101 111111010 110101 111110110 001001 11011001 0101001 11111110 100101 01110111 1111001 11110110 111101 01111101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, i, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of I'M Tired Of Life;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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