This is an analysis of the poem Rememberance that begins with:

And you wait, keep waiting for that one thing
which would infinitely enrich your life:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdb dcXde cXed Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1111101111 1110000111 0100010010 001000101 111011010 001110011 011001101 111011110 010101001 111011011 1010110010 1101101111 0100101101 00110111 0101101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; you, in, and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Rememberance;
  • idea of the verse;
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