This is an analysis of the poem Why Did I Laugh Tonight? No Voice Will Tell that begins with:
Why did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell
No God, no demon of severe response... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababccccbdbdXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1011011101 1111000101 1001010101 1011011111 1111111101 110111101 11010010111 01010111101 1011110101 1100011101 1111010111 11011010101 1111010101 1110010111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
- Average number of words per stanza: 114
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, and, i are repeated.
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