This is an analysis of the poem If You Refuse Me Once, And Think Again that begins with:

If you refuse me once, and think again,
I will complain.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaab cccaac ddXeeb eeff ggaa hibb cXhh ggcc ddbb ggjj ddccXiidd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101111101 1001 1101101101 010111 1111 110011101 1111111111 1101 1110010101 101101 1101 11100101 111111101 1101 1011111110 111111 1111 01110111 1110111111 111101 1111110111 1111011111 111010010111 110111 11010101001 01010101001 11011001010 1101001 11001100110 0010010101 11110010101 010100 11110010010 10110101010 1001001111 111101 1111010001 1111011001 1111011111 010011 1101111101 1101001100 1110111111 110111 1101101110 1101010101 1111011101 101011 1111110011 1101010101 1110111101 110111 1111111101 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; that, you, for, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word our 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.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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  • summary of If You Refuse Me Once, And Think Again;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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