This is an analysis of the poem Angina Pectoris that begins with:

If half my heart is here, doctor,
the other half is in China...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaabcaXcdedadbXccebe X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110110 01010010 001010 0101010 11001010 1001011111 0101 1100110 101001011001000010 111101111 0101 111010 1110101110 001001110 1110 11 111010010 10010100 11011010100010 11101101 10101111 1111001101 111010110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; every, my are repeated.

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  • summary of Angina Pectoris;
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