This is an analysis of the poem Sans Souci that begins with:
I cannot tell what this love may be
That cometh to all but not to me.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaabbcc ddaaddaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110110110 110011101 0100111001 111110101 010011101 111110101 010010111 111111101 010011111 110011100 010011101 1101100111 0100101111 11110111 1000100111 11111111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
- Average number of words per stanza: 62
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you are repeated.
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- summary of Sans Souci;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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