This is an analysis of the poem My Romance that begins with:

If it so befalls that the midnight hovers
In mist no moonlight breaks,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX abab cdcd eaea fafa abab ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101101110 011111 0100011010 11111100 11100101110 11101001 10101001010 0010101 111111111010 00100101 11001001010 1100101 11111111010 1001001 10111011010 0011111 11111101010 0011001 1111001010 111111 1111111110 0101111 0110111010 0111111 1111111010 110111 111111010 100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, i, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the 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.

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  • summary of My Romance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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