This is an analysis of the poem Reason And Passion Xv that begins with:

And the priestess spoke again and said: "Speak to us of Reason and Passion."
And he answered saying: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a X X b X c d a c b X X XXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 10101011110010101100 111010 1101010101011110111011011011101 1111001100111111010101000110000101100 11110111001001101010011100 11011101010101011001 01011111001011111111011011011 1101001001010110001000111001010 11111011100010101011 11001110010111011101101010110101010110 11110101101110110111111011 10111101101010111011001100110101 01011110011001101001101000101111111110101010100 1101110101101011011001010000111111011010100 1111010111010110111101011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 119 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 22
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, your, be, passion, would, you, of are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines passion is repeated).

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

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