This is an analysis of the poem To Him That Was Crucified that begins with:

MY spirit to yours, dear brother;
Do not mind because many, sounding your name, do not understand you;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabXXbcdaXXdecaXcceaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001110 11101101011111011 1111111110111110 10 1101101111100111001 1110101111101 10 111100100100111 010 1110010001010001 1100011001110001 100 100001000101 11100101101010110 100110110010 110101111111010 10001010110011 11100000110011111 1111010111010011 111111000101110 0110 11101111010111001010 011110110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 190
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • 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, and, to, you, of, all, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.

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