This is an analysis of the poem Still I Have Not Died, And Still Am Not Alone that begins with:

Still I have not died, and still am not alone,
while with my beggarwoman friend...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaX XbXX XbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111111101 10110001 111100001001 100101010101 0101000100100 1101110101 111111 1100010101 0100111011 101010101101 1101110101 001111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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; its, and are repeated.

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