This is an analysis of the poem Thought Of Ph---A At News Of Her Death that begins with:

NOT a line of her writing have I,
Not a thread of her hair,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abABXcXc cXcXcdcd ebebabAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001011 101001 11001111001001 111001 101111110 001111 101111101010001 101001 11101011 11011 001110010110011 01101 101101000 110001 0111011011100011 10001 111101001 001001 111011001001011 01001 111001011 101001 11001111001001 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 340
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; her, of, or are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word not is repeated.

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