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

I have chosen a hill very solemn and tall,
To shelter me.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dedeXbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001101011 0101 111001101011 1110 111001101011 0111 111001101001 1111 111001101111 1101 1110010001001 1111 111001111011 1001 111001111111 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of My Choice;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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