This is an analysis of the poem Still I Rise that begins with:
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcac aaXa daXa beae aaXa baaa cAdAeefAfAggAAA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,15,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111110100 0110101 111100101 111111 11100011 1110101 01111111 1001101 111111 0010001 111101 111 01101110 111101 10101110 1011101 11100011 1110101 01111111 1001111 1111011 1111011 1111011000 111111 11100011 1011001 11111110 1010011 100101001 11 100111001 11 001101011 1011011001 1001101011 11 0001111001 11 1001111101 1101101001 11 11 11
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 43
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; like, you, me, with, your, may, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, does, i are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines rise is repeated).
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