This is an analysis of the poem Holding On that begins with:
holding the hillside, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdceaXfXgbXfaXccebadgdhhXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110 10011 10100 011111 10100 11010 01011 101100 0111 110010000 10101 011111 1101110 1 1101 101000110 011111 01010110 11110 1111001 01 0110 0101010 0111001 0100111110 1111001010 101101101 101001110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 776
- Average number of words per stanza: 123
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 4
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.
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