This is an analysis of the poem Song Of Myself, II that begins with:

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes,
I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abb cbdeXfafdaXaf Xda abXceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,13,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10111100101110001 1101011110110 0101010101110111110 010101001011100101000100 00111010110100 101001101101101110 111100001101 010111 10101101111111 11010110100100110110111111 010111111001111011101001 01001101110010001 01110010100100101 010111101101011 00101100100110101111 0100101110101100111001 11100101011110011 11100110101 11111011010010 10111011110101000110 110100001111110011 111101111011111 10100111101001 11111111011101 11100111100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 440
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 70 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, and, i, of, my, you, have, to, nor are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, i, have, you are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, poems are repeated).

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  • summary of Song Of Myself, II;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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