This is an analysis of the poem Anti-Heroine that begins with:
I'd planned to be Heathcliff's Cathy,
Lady Brett, Nicole or Dominique or Scarlett O'Hara. ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcdXdedbdfgXgfghghXaadiciejXj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11001010 101011001110010 110100101010 010011111010 1101101010011 1011010111 110101010 10101011001 11110101010 1111011101 11110100010 01010100110 10110110110 1111110111 111101000 10001011101 11111101011 11001010101 11100111110 0101111101 11010110010 0101011101 11011100 0100010111110 11110101010 1111010011 11110111010 0101011101 01001100110 0111110111 1100101000 10001110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1383
- Average number of words per stanza: 234
- Amount of lines: 32
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, why, i, never, or are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words why, the are repeated.
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- summary of Anti-Heroine;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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