This is an analysis of the poem He Mourns For The Change That Has Come Upon Him And His Beloved, And Longs For The End Of The World that begins with:

DO you not hear me calling, white deer with no horns?
I have been changed to a hound with one red ear;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdcece
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111011011 11010010111 1100010110101 111011011101011 101111101111 01001011011 11110011100101 1111001010001 11111111001 11101011011001 11100111111001 11001010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 634
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.

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