This is an analysis of the poem Why Art Thou Thus Cast Down, My Heart? that begins with:
Why art thou thus cast down, my heart?
Why troubled, why dost mourn apart,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabcc ccdee aacaa ddeaX ffggg ggbff hhdggccfiiXaaaff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,16,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111111 11011101 1011101 10110101 10111111 11111111 11111111 1101110 11011111 001101001 11111101 11110101 010111 11111111 11011111 01100101 10111101 111110 11011111 11011111 11111101 11101101 111101 110011010 1100111110 11111101 00010101 111101 11011111 10101101 11110101 01101101 101111 110101010 111101010 11110101 11111111 010111 11110110 110010101 11010101 11101111 111101 01110111 11110101
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 45
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; why, he, my, i, for, this are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word why is repeated.
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