This is an analysis of the poem I Shall Not Die For Thee that begins with:
O woman, shapely as the swan,
On your account I shall not die: ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AbabXcXcabXbXbXbabdbAbdb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101 11011111 011101001 0111 11111111 11011101 11110011 1101 11011101 01110101 11111101 1101 11011111 110011101 01010101 1101 110111001 11011101 11011111 1101 11010101 001011111 11011111 1111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 785
- Average number of words per stanza: 141
- 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:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, o are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words those, thy are repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.
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