This is an analysis of the poem Soul-Sickness that begins with:

How many of the body's health complain,
When they some deeper malady conceal;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccccdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100010101 1111010001 1010011101 1101010001 1111100101 01101101001 0100111101 1111110001 0101000111 1101010101 1011110101 1101010101 1001011101 11010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 602
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; some is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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  • summary of Soul-Sickness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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