This is an analysis of the poem Oh, Why Was He Taken? that begins with:
Dedicated To Mrs. H. Scott Howell, of Keokuk, Iowa.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X abaXXcXc dedefbfb ghghagaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 100001011100100100 111110011010 11011011001 110110110110 0111100110101 0111111010010 01011001111 110101011110 01011111001 1010111110110 010001111001 1010010110010 111001101111 1111010011011 01011111101 110111010011 111101101011 1110110001010 01011001001 1110010110110 11001101001 0011011011110 001001111001 1111011111010 111010010110
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 26
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
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; your, too, his, you, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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