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

Should they may be they might if they delight
In why they must see it be there not only necessarily ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaccddadXeeeXXffccaggebXXXXgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1110110101 0111100111010100 11110111 1111010111 11111111 01001100000 1101100 0111010000100 0100 010101001101 0010010111001101 0010010101 111111 1110111101 111010111111 01010110011010 1011110 1111110111 0110100010111 1110011110 11011110111 11001101101 1111111010100 01010011101010 1111000111011 11111010110111 11110101010 111100010010 1100111111 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1334
  • Average number of words per stanza: 267
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, might, which, it, there, be, in, direction, look, care, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, they are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza Xv;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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