This is an analysis of the poem Life that begins with:
Oh Life! I breathe thee in the breeze,
I feel thee bounding in my veins,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcbc cdcd ebeb fcfc gbgb hdhd gigi cXcf ijij kkkk flflXcbcb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11111001 11110011 11101101 110011101 01010101 01011101 01010101 01010111 11010101 11110111 110111001 10111101 11110111 111111011 00110111 11010101 111111001 11111101 10110111 11000101 011111001 110010111 10110111 10110111 11110101 11111101 01110111 11011111 11110111 01010111 11010111 00111111 11111110 10010001 110100101 01000101 11010111 110010111 010001101 11010101 11111111 01110011 11111101 111101001 11010101 11010111 01010111 01110101 11010101 10010100 011101001 11111111
- Amount of stanzas: 13
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
- Average number of words per stanza: 28
- Amount of lines: 52
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thee, in, and, that, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, all are repeated.
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- summary of Life;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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