This is an analysis of the poem The Ideal Husband To His Wife that begins with:

We've lived for forty years, dear wife,
And walked together side by side, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdefXXgfg becedhXhegfg aijijjdhefff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110011 11010111 11011111 111011 11011111 11110101 01010010 010111 11110011 11011101 111100001 11111101 11010001 110100101 11011101 011101001 11001111 11100001 11011111 11111101 11111111 11011101 11110001 11111111 111101001 110101001 11110001 11100101 11111101 11110101 11111111 010011111 11110101 11110101 11110001 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 412
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and, i are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word wrong at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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