This is an analysis of the poem Birthday Lines For K.B. that begins with:
Life is a Poem, short or long,
A dismal Dirge, or jovial Song, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdede
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10010111 010111001 01011101 11011101 11110111 01001001 111101001 0100101001 01010101 01010101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; or is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.
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