This is an analysis of the poem One Hour To Madness And Joy that begins with:

ONE hour to madness and joy!
O furious! O confine me not!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd dXde aeXXd febecXXg hXXhcafXga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,5,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001011 110010111 100111101 1111011011011 10101010010110101 11011010 101001110 1100111011111 10010010101111001001 0010001 1001010111011001 101101011110110100 0101 101001110111111 011010 101110101110111 100010100110101011 101 10101100101001010 1010101011 10101001110111010111 1100110001 1101001100 100110001010111 01101101101100 010100101010 001010010001101001 01100101011 00100101 010010010110010110 0111001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 321
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, to, you, and, from, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, o, i, to are repeated.

    The author used the same word o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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