This is an analysis of the poem The Voice Of The Poor that begins with:

Was sorrow ever like to our sorrow?
Oh, God above!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcX dedecece dfXfghgh ididijij Xbibgdgd cdXddidiXckckclcl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010110 1101 01110100010 0111 010110111010 1010110 11010101010 10101 01111100010 0111010101 101111101010 111 001010101010 1110111 101000101010 0011001 101010101010 1101 1111110100 1111 01010100110 111010101 11011111111010 1001 101011100011 111 010101001011 0101 01001101011 0100110111 111001011011 1111 11010111110 101101111 101010100110 011010001 1111101110 1010101 11010101010 010011 1111101010 0111 1111111010 1111 11111100110 10111 11110111110 11001 1 11110101010 111 11111111010 1101 101110111010 0111 101011001010 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 325
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; where, us, and, on are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, will are repeated.

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  • summary of The Voice Of The Poor;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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