This is an analysis of the poem My Castle that begins with:
Ah ! why have I built my Castle
On the shifting golden sand?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xaba cXbX cdXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111110 1010101 101001010 0100110 11111110 1110101 111101010 0110110 111011110 0111111 101001110 1110101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word on is repeated.
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