This is an analysis of the poem If You Have Eagerness In Your Heart that begins with:

If you have eagerness in your heart, it means you are alive,
If your eyes are filled with dreams, it means you are alive...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AaXXbbaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011100011011101 0111101011101 1001101 101101010 01100100101 1010101001011 011001011011101 011100011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 392
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines alive is repeated).

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