This is an analysis of the poem Perhaps that begins with:
Perhaps you have wept and wept, and can weep no more.
Perhaps. Perhaps you ought to sleep a bit;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xabc bbXd XXXX adXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 011111111111 0101110101 111011101 11011 11011100101011 110111111 1110010010101 1010101001101011 01111110001 1100011011010110 010101110000100 10101101001 111111101 1011110111 1010110100101 1010101010010101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
- Average number of words per stanza: 37
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; perhaps, your, i, let, you are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words perhaps, don't, i are repeated.
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- summary of Perhaps;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
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