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

Enough! enough! enough!
Somehow I have been stunn'd. Stand back!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba XcbXdcX dcXc Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 11110111 1101010111110110 1010111010010001 11101010101 11101010110100110110 1111001011111101011010 10101 1101010010 01011011100100010101 101101100101 11101000110101100010010 11111111111001 11100011110011 010110110101000 1001011110 010110100101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • 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; enough, and, i, that, could are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Song Of Myself, XXXVIII;
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  • history of its creation;
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