This is an analysis of the poem In My Soul that begins with:

my soul...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcb d eX Xed XXX aBXc da X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,2,3,3,4,2,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0 11 10010010101 111 111101101111101 01101001101000 01010 1100110001 101 1 10101001 11111 10 0 11 100100101 01 1011 010 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 52
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • 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; where is repeated.

    The author used the same word where at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of In My Soul;
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