This is an analysis of the poem "I Have Lived With Shades" that begins with:

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I have lived with shades so long, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bccbadda X effegccX X ahhXiXji X dccdheeX a kjjkjaaX lX cagX aX jagX mX fagX lX dagX XX magX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,2,4,2,4,2,4,2,4,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1110111 110011 110111 111101 1011 1111 1101 1111 1 111101 111111 000011 111101 1101 1101 1111 1110 1 10101101 1110111 110101 1101110 110111 11110 11101 1101 1 111111 111111 010001 110100 1001 1101 1111 11010 1 100111011 110111 111001 010101 1111 1010 1101 11010 1010010111 110111110 101100101 1001001 11110101 1101010 1010010111 110101100 101101101 110100 11110101 1101110 1010010111 1101111100 101000101 111100 11110101 1101010 1010010111 1101001010 1010001010 1011101 10111001 1101110 1010010111 1111011000 101111101 110100 10110101 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 75
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of "I Have Lived With Shades";
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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