This is an analysis of the poem Don Juan: Canto The Sixth that begins with:

'There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which,--taken at the flood,'--you know the rest,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
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  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 120
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 958
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with, and, i, it, her, as, 's, lie, or, their, of, they, ', to, you, she, what, his, had, he, have, but, at are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words gave, of, for, i, and, in, a, or, with, the, by, their are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines i, it are repeated).

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