This is an analysis of the poem For Some Years Now that begins with:

For some years now, I have been standing quite close to death, almost face to face,
Standing dumb before my mother, my father, some dear people,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXbacXXXXXbc X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110111010110111101 101011101101110 1101 110111110101001101 11010010011011 11101010011 100100 11010101010101101 100100110 01111001 011010001 011011101 1010110110010111 110111010101 11011010011011 010110110011010010011010100100101010111101000001001000110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 472
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; some, for, years, now, in, epitaph, written are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, an are repeated.

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