This is an analysis of the poem Fragment that begins with:
The hand of Fate cannot be stayed,
The course of Fate cannot be steered,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaaaa bcbcbc dadada aeaeae dbdbdb fgfXfg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01011001 01011001 11011111 11010111 11011101 01010111 10110111 11010101 10010001 11000101 11110101 110110101 01110101 11010101 11110101 01011101 11010101 111100001 11010011 01010101 10010101 11010101 11110111 11111111 11101100 001011101 11110101 11111101 01010101 00111001 11010101 11010101 11110101 011101001 01001101 10111101
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- Amount of lines: 36
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, by, in are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
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