This is an analysis of the poem Who Am I To Deny It Promise? that begins with:

If I am not living my life today...
With the fulness that I should, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBCB AAddXbA efbaAAXg Ageagehfh Abihgi ABBCB XfXfceXciX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,7,8,9,6,5,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111101101 0010111 0011001 110111111 1001010 0111 111101101 1110011 11101001 110101 0100011010 0111101101 10111100 1010100101 11111 01011111 0111 111101101 111101011 101000100 0111101101 100 10 1111 001110 101101 1000101 1110001 11110011 0111101101 0111 101 010101 1011010 011110111 0111101101 0010111 0011001 110111111 1001010 11110100110 111 0110010 11101 0110111 0111 01010101010 011111 001111101 1000
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; i is repeated.

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

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

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