This is an analysis of the poem An Autograph that begins with:

Lines written at the request of a young lady and inserted in a mental Album.
We looked over the book, it was in form of questions and auswers. One...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXaX ddcc bbee ffgg hhii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1101001001101010001010 11100101010101101 00101101100110101 01010010010110010100 101101000101110010 010001001010100010 0010111 01010001 111101 101001 1010101 1110111 1010101 1011101 1101110 10110010 111101 11111101 1111111 0011111 11010100 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, in, some are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word some is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of An Autograph;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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