This is an analysis of the poem We Two-How Long We Were Fool'D that begins with:
WE two--how long we were fool'd!
Now transmuted, we swiftly escape, as Nature escapes;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcXbaXdeeXcXbfaXdXbbXXXf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111101 11001100111001 111011101011101 101111011 1110001111 1111100100111 11111010110100110 1111010001010 1110101011110101 10110 1110011011001001 111101011101111 11101011001100110 110111110 1110111000110111 1111100110110101 1111001110110110 1011011000110 1110101001001010 0100 1111110111101100 001 11101101110110111 1 11101110111111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1361
- Average number of words per stanza: 224
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, in, two, and, have are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.
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