This is an analysis of the poem If I A Pleasant Keepsake (Verse Vi) that begins with:

If I a pleasant keepsake
On leaving this world may bear,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab abab cdcd X efXf XX Xb feXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,1,4,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011 1100111 1001111 0101101 0011101 1110001 0101011 0010101 1100101 0010101 0101011 1100101 11010110101 11010110 11010010 1011100 11000010 1101110 11110 110110110 01100101 1101011010 11101010 101101000 1101110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 87
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; la, que are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words if, si at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of If I A Pleasant Keepsake (Verse Vi);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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