This is an analysis of the poem Not Heaving From My Ribb'D Breast Only that begins with:
NOT heaving from my ribb'd breast only;
Not in sighs at night, in rage, dissatisfied with myself;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcddefgfadXXXcXgXebcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110011110 10111010101011 101111101 10101111010 101101101010 10010100001 10010110111011 1001001010101011011 1 10100101100110 1011010010110110 011 101010111 1010110011001101 1 10010011111 101010010100101001 100111001101111011 0100011 1010110011000011011 1111011110101101 1
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1137
- Average number of words per stanza: 184
- Amount of lines: 22
- Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; not, in, and, words, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words not, nor are repeated.
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