This is an analysis of the poem Why Do Ye Torture Me? that begins with:

Why are ye torturing me, O desires of my heart?
Torturing me and paining me by day and by night? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXXXabcbac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110011010011 1001110111111 10110111010101 0111010011101 111011000100001 10100100100001 01010101010110 110011011 110101101010111 1010101010101011010 101100100001010011 10101111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 648
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, of, i, satisfaction are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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