This is an analysis of the poem Song Of Sardanapalus that begins with:
'WHAT am I? a God or Man? ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abccb Xadda XbeeX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 1 1110111 1011111 1011001 1110111 1 1111111 11111001 1111101 0110101 1 1111101 1111101 1111101 11111100
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 15
- Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; man, god are repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase man connects the lines.
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