This is an analysis of the poem Song. Despair that begins with:
Ask not the pallid stranger's woe,
With beating heart and throbbing breast,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cccc dede fdfd cgcg hihi dada X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101 01011101 110100111 11010101 110011101 11010101 01010101 11100101 11010101 11110011 11110111 11000101 01110101 11110101 010011001 01110111 11011101 0111010 110011101 0111010 11110101 0111010 11011101 1100110 11011001 101111 01010101 111101 11
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 29
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with is repeated.
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