This is an analysis of the poem Life And Death that begins with:

This world is driven by two contending powers--
Love, that coerceth Heaven to dwell with dust, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 010101101010 1110100101 11101011101 11111101101 110010111010 1101011101 1101110111 11100101110 11111101110 11110100101 11011111010 01010011100 111100101010 11011101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 683
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, each are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Life And Death;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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