This is an analysis of the poem Did I Not Say To You that begins with:

Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ” ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbcXbdcefaeXcaXdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111011111111100 010010101101001 101010101010100 010011010111111 0111010110010111 1010000101001010 01110111011110101 110111111101 011101111100111 110100111111 01110110111111 1111010111101010 01110110010110100 11100111101010001 0111011110101001 1011001011001001 010 011010011101000 1101110010111111 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 234
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • 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; i, in, you, not, to, and, say are repeated.

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  • summary of Did I Not Say To You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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