This is an analysis of the poem Forgiveness that begins with:

I.
I can only imagine it....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b bc cd be X X X fg g bfg Xab X h ffb ed X X X e b ibc Xii X X a h hcccbgXgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,1,3,3,1,1,3,2,1,1,1,1,1,3,3,1,1,1,1,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11100100 11110 101111 011 110 101 110001 110111110 1 01 1101001 11111 111 11010000 110 111 101001101110 1101 101 1 01 11 011 11011 010001 1110 10001011101 1 10010 11001 11111010 11111 1111 11100 11 111 1110 110 11 1 01011 00101 01011 0010011 110 11011 011010 01010 00100 011
  • Amount of stanzas: 28
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 32
  • Average number of words per stanza: 7
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 16 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, you are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word on at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of Forgiveness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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