This is an analysis of the poem Black Shadow that begins with:
When I think that you have parted,
Black shadow that overshades me,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabacabbbXXcXXaa X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111110 111110001 10101110 10110101 1110111 00101111 1110111 1110111 01100111 01100111 11101010 101101 101110101 1101111 1011011 1111111 01010101010
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
- Average number of words per stanza: 53
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; you, that, and, me are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, if are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).
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