This is an analysis of the poem Personal Talk that begins with:
I AM not One who much or oft delight... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: a bccbbccbXdedeX X affgaXfahbhbhb X ijjiijjikekkke XXabbaabbghhhhhh
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,14,1,14,16,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1 1111111101 010110101001 0111011101 1101010011 1111010101 11010100101 1111011101 1011111111 1011101101 11010101010 0101010111 00110011010 1100010001 11010001100 1 110111111111 1001010101 1101010111 0101000100 1111011111 11010101010 10001110111 1101110111 10111100111 1101010111 1110010100 1111110111 1101010011 1001010111 1 1111111111 1111010011 1101110111 1001010001 1111011111 1001011110 1101011111 1111110001 11110010101 1001110011 0111000101 1101110001 0101010001 11001000111 1 1111011101 1111111101 0101010101 1011010111 1111010111 1101101101 1101011101 1001010100 1000010101 1111011101 0101111111 01110111001 1111010011 1101111101
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
- Average number of words per stanza: 56
- Amount of lines: 60
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, we 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 i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases i, long connect the lines.
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