This is an analysis of the poem The Suicide's Argument that begins with:
Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb c dceeddd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,7,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 101011011011 11011101101 001101001101 101101111001 1010 101111111101 11111101110 1111001111 1111011101 0111110001 1101000101 110111
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; be, no, to, you are repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase no connects the lines.
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- summary of The Suicide's Argument;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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