This is an analysis of the poem Evasion that begins with:

Why do I love you, who have never given
My heart encouragement or any cause?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb X aaaacc X Xdddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111111010 1101001101 00011101010 11111101001 0101010111 01010101 1 01111111010 0111010101 011101110110 0111111101 1111110101 01110111 1 11111111010 11011000101 1101010101 1101100101 1101010101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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