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

Passion? not hers! who held me with pure eyes:
One hand among the deep curls of her brow,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eded ffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010111011 1101011001 1101100101 1101111111 1111010101 1101110101 1001110011 0101011001 1111111101 11110001001 1111010101 1011110101 11110100101 1011010101 11010100111 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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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