This is an analysis of the poem Confused And Distraught that begins with:

Again I am raging,
I am in such a state by your soul that every...

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXa XbaXcaXXA XcAbca caXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,9,6,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011110 1101011111100 11111111 111101011010111 111101111111 11001101110011 11011111 111111 11010 00101001010001 10101101101111 1111101110 1101000100001 111 110110111010101 1111101001011 111 1111010101101 1110111 1111111111 1000110110101111001 01001100111 101011100 110001100 101011101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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; i, by, your, like, all, soul, in, that, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word soul at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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