This is an analysis of the poem Let Me Die A Youngman's Death that begins with:

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXaba XXcdXX Xddbcb XcXXcbcXAcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 1011100 0110001 101011 101011 101 1010010 1101111 101111 1111 011010 1101 0101 11000101 11010 010010010 111011101 1101 110010 1110 101010010 110101 111001010 1101100111 1110101 10101110 1011101 101011101 1011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Let Me Die A Youngman's Death;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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