This is an analysis of the poem A Poison Tree that begins with:
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb cccc ddee ffgg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 1110011 11111101 1110011 11011101 1110001 1110011 1110001 1010101 1011111 1011101 1111001 1111011 1001101 1011101 0010111 11010101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i, wrath, and, with, it are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.
The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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