This is an analysis of the poem Whom Should I Choose For My Judge? (Fragment) that begins with:

Whom should I choose for my Judge? the earnest, impersonal reader,
Who, in the work, forgets me and the world and himself!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX aX XaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111010010010 1001011101101 1111001110010010 11011111101010 10010111010010010 1001001001011010 1001001101010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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