This is an analysis of the poem Two Husbands that begins with:

Unpenitent, I grieve to state,
Two good men stood by heaven's gate,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbb ccX aaX ddX eeX ccX ddd ffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10001101 10111101 11010001 01010001 10101011 11111101 101110011 01110101 110011010 10111000101 101110101 11110110 101001111 01010011 011001010 110110101 11010111 010101110 110101001 11010111 110101110 11011101 11110001 101010101 1010101110 110011110 1111000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Two Husbands;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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