This is an analysis of the poem Regret that begins with:
O that word REGRET!
There have been nights and morns when we have sighed,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abacdcb edbffggga XgahbeXhe ibabaaa Xihihaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,9,9,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11101 1101111111 1101011110 0111111111 1110010101 0111010101 1101011001 1001110101 1101010111 11010110101 11000110101 0111010 111 1111011101 1101010111 0111111101 1101100111 1101011101 1010010111 111110001 1111110101 1111010111 1111010101 1101001111 11000010 1 1101010111 1101111101 1011011101 1001011101 0111011011 110101011101 1 1101010101 1111011111 0101001111 0101010101 1101001111 1100111011101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
- Average number of words per stanza: 59
- Amount of lines: 39
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; it, they, and, we, i are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word forget at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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