This is an analysis of the poem I Shall Not Burn that begins with:

I have done with love and lust,
I reck not for gold or fame;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababb cbcbb cdcdd bebee ff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 1111111 1010101 1110001 1110101 1110101 10101101 0111101 1010101 1010101 1111111 11101001 1010101 1111101 1111111 1110101 1111101 1110101 1011101 1111100 1011101 1010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • 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, fools are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, let are repeated.

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  • summary of I Shall Not Burn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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