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

O my mind,
Worship the lotus feet of the Indestructible One! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaaXXbabXXXbXXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 10010100101001 110111111 010 1101111000 101010100010 1011010100 1110010 0010100001 0101010010 001001101 110101 11110100 1101001010010 1111010010 1101001001 10100101000 1010110 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 654
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, why are repeated.

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

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