This is an analysis of the poem Having Done With My Ledger Of Life that begins with:

Finally, I’m done with the ledger of my life,
Miss Banalata Sen!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa bccda XdeeXXXa abecca X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,5,8,6,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110010011 110001 111110110 11010100111 100101001 101011000100 11101110001 1011001111 101101011001 111011101 010001011 101001 100010100 1010001 1010110001 10010110100010 100111110010 1001111111 011111 01001111010 10011110110001 010011010011001001011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; why, you, must are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word sen at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Having Done With My Ledger Of Life;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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