This is an analysis of the poem A Parodist's Apology that begins with:
If I've dared laugh at you, Robert Browning,
'Tis with eyes that with you have often wept:... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dede fbfb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 0111111010 1011011101 111001110110 110011101 1111011110 01001011010 11111111010 1001001010 11100111010 111100101 11001111110 1010110101 111001001111 110101101 111101111111 11101101111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
- Average number of words per stanza: 36
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; you, of, have are repeated.
The author used the same word but at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.
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