This is an analysis of the poem The Suicide that begins with:

And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact
Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaaXbaXabcaXXaaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101100111101 0101010111001 01110101101 00100100110110101 0110101001101 10001101010 10100101001 0010111111001 010110110110010 00110110010101 101111001001 11111001001110 100100100111 1011100101010 11100010111101 1101011101001 011111111001 0100111101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 957
  • Average number of words per stanza: 174
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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