This is an analysis of the poem A Lament that begins with:
My thoughts hold mortal strife;
I do detest my life,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabcXcbdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101 110111 100101 101101 1111111100 111101 1101110101 1101010101 0101011011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 322
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 9
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- 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 is repeated.
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