This is an analysis of the poem Thy Better Self that begins with:

I AM thy other self, what thou wilt be,
When thou art I, the one seest now; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXeXeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111011110 11110111 0101111111 0101111111 1111001111 1111110100 1101110111 0101110001 1111111110 1111010101 0111110101 1110110111 11011111001 1111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 613
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; thou is repeated.

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  • summary of Thy Better Self;
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  • history of its creation;
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