This is an analysis of the poem A Selling Of Souls that begins with:
A drought of meaningful thoughts,
Has brought upon a prolong dry spell....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXabacb aXXbadd efcXfgfX aaeagfa bbXbeX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,8,7,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 0101001 110100111 00100010100101 101101100010 101011001 111010010 101001011010 0100101001 11100100 01010100100111 110101001 1101000100 1100101 1011 11001101 0011010100010 101011111001011 01111011001 11011011010 01010111110 010001001000100 101011001010001 010011001 110010001001 101 10101000100 10111110 00101010101100 101010101101101 11000100100001 1111110011101 11001110101010001 01101011 110100101000100010 101110100101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
- Average number of words per stanza: 51
- Amount of lines: 35
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.
The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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