This is an analysis of the poem I Thought I Was Not Alone that begins with:
I THOUGHT I was not alone, walking here by the shore,
But the one I thought was with me, as now I walk by the shore,... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: cinquain
- Metre: 1111101101101 101111011111101 11111101001111100 101 11011011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 5
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shore is repeated).
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