This is an analysis of the poem Never Again that begins with:

SHE looked on me with sadder eyes than Death,
And, moving through the large, autumnal trees, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababb XcXcc bXbdd bebee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 1101010101 1101010101 01110100001 1001010100 1011100101 0101000101 1101010100 1100010101 1111110100 10011111010 0101000101 10010100010 1101010011 0100010001 1100010111 0110001101 1011010101 0111010101 0101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 909
  • Average number of words per stanza: 143
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Never Again;
  • central theme;
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