This is an analysis of the poem I 'Thought' I Recognized You that begins with:

It's not me that forgets,
The life I live or my experiences....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbcdX XaeX e fffgcf db eXXX X X gdgcX XXbX eb eX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,1,6,2,4,1,1,5,4,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101 01111101000 11001 100110100 1101000 1001110011 010111010001 1110101001 010011010101 11101 1101 101 1110101000 01101011111101 11111111011001 1100111001110 101100010001111 1011010101001 1 110 1101110101 01011101111 11010101010010100 110101 100111110 110111 111011 1011 1111011 11111 1 1 110101001110111 1011111110 10111 101111 11100 111011001 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 104
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i, and, me, oh are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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  • summary of I 'Thought' I Recognized You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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