This is an analysis of the poem Song Of Myself, XXVI that begins with:
Now I will do nothing but listen,
To accrue what I hear into this song, to let sounds contribute toward it.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ab cdebcfdcfdcXa bcb Xg gX dcXchhce
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,13,3,2,2,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110110110 0011110001011010010 111000110010110011011011 1101110100101 1111100100111100 100101110010100111 10011011100110110111 0101001010011001 0101100101010100110 010000100010011010001001010 0100110101001011 110111001000101101 0110010100100101 0111101000101010111 110111011110110 11010001011101 11010101100111 01111111011 11010000110 1001010011 0101111001011 010100101011011 1101010110000 0100111011001 0101100110111010 01111011111101001 11111011011111 10110010110100101 11110101010010 111110
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 323
- Average number of words per stanza: 60
- Amount of lines: 30
- Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i, hear, sounds, it, me are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the, it are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).
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More information about poems by Walt Whitman
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