This is an analysis of the poem Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza Lxxxiii that begins with:

Why am I if I am uncertain reasons may inclose.
Remain remain propose repose chose. ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbcXaccbdXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11101101010110 010101011 11100101010 101101010 111101 1001100 10101111 1000110111 101110111100 101010110101 100110111 011110 10011101 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 495
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i is repeated.

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

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