This is an analysis of the poem The Columbine that begins with:

Still, still my eye will gaze long fixed on thee,
Till I forget that I am called a man, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdbbbbee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111011111 1101111101 1111110100 1011110101 0101011111 0101011101 1011011101 0101110101 1111010101 1111000101 1110010101 01010100111 1101010101 1101111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Columbine;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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