This is an analysis of the poem Since I'm Condemned that begins with:

Since I'm condemned to death
by your decree, Fabio,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccde fgeddh biXjXX biXccf dhXchX XXjhhX bkdkae ekeggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100101 1101100 11010111 0101011 11110011 1001010 01111001 11111001 11010101 1010111 011011001 1010001101 0101010100 11010111 10100101 01000111 111000110 1101010 01111101100 1101101 0110101 1101001011 100101011 10011111 0111010001 10001011001 000101010101 11010010111 1001010111 1101110011 111101010 101011101 0101110111 1110011 1111 010101 1111010100 111101 101110 01110111 11101101 1111001 1110011110 1101100111 111110111 11001010101 011101 11101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; with, me, my, die, you are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, choice, you are repeated).

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