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

Why did you come, my thoughts, in instant,
Like thieves to rob my quiet habitation, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbcc adXd caXX bXbX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111010 11011101010 110101010 011101010 11111101110 11010111010 10010101010 1111111111010 11110111110 10110100110 10111101010 10110101010 111011110 10101011110 111101001000 1101110011 1101101010 110101001010 11010011010 11011101010 01011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words like, my, and are repeated.

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  • summary of My Thoughts;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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