This is an analysis of the poem A Psalm Of Fortitude that begins with:

Are you, like me, a peevish brat,
With feelings extra-fine? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaaB cbcccB dbddXb aXaaab ebeeeb fbfXfb gbXggb ebeeeb hbhhhB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 010101 11010101 10010111 11011011 011101 010001111 110001 11011111 11010101 11010001 011101 110111001 110101 11100111 11111101 11010101 011101 11011001 110110 11010101 11111101 11010011 011101 01011111 110101 11011101 11011111 01110001 111101 01001101 110101 10111001 11111010 11001111 111101 11010101 110011 11010001 11010101 11010101 011101 01110011 110101 11110111 11010111 01110111 110101 11010011 011001 11010001 11010111 110101011 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word whine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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