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  • Rhyme scheme: a b c daedacefgcc hijabhdkdhldbheahjXgecelchamchcc fchmccnbcdbgfdcdcXdhgchcgacdfdhhch X i hhadehf ophohq ghbhcXhdrdgohfhXfX ddobqbhdhehbaedbhihgnlsc nhrdhbccmadfocahkmdjqgfnf X h hselcheccltl mhheqcsdatajfidc ehbclrbtjdac gheaaqlhcheaXm ialhccgh X p hhrd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,11,32,34,1,1,7,6,18,24,25,1,1,12,16,12,14,8,1,1,19,12,22,1,1,21,1,1,12,12,10,11,11,1,1,16,20,22,1,1,30,25,21,1,1,25,19,17,28,15,23,1,1,15,15,19,1,1,9,12,13,32,9,20,1,1,26,16,11,47,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 73
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 508
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 887
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; my, to, in, of, i, and, our, he, me, his, they, that, from, ye, who, we, him, than, what, but, it, would, not, its, as, or, their, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, the, all, i, was, and, alone, some, their, whose, he, where, what, an, or, are, of, not are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, alone, he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines love, feel are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases alone, life connect the lines.

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