This is an analysis of the poem I Must Learn To Live Without Thee that begins with:

I must learn to live without thee, must, unmurmuring, learn to wait
With my soul bowed down within me, weary, lone and desolate;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaaa cXddeeff ggcchhaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101111000101 011110111011100 111111101010111 101011111111101 1010101001010101 101101101010001 011010101010101 101010101010111 111010111110101 111111110110101 1010101011111001 101101101110111 111011101011101 111110010100111001 111110111111111 1001000101110101 111010111111111 101010111011101 1010010111010111 101110110010101 101011100011011 101110111010101 111110101011101 111010101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 516
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, of, i, to, thou, wilt, me, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of I Must Learn To Live Without Thee;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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