This is an analysis of the poem Don'T Imitate... that begins with:

Don't imitate: the gift is special here,
And with its own greatness it is great;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccdbdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 100110001 1010010111 1111110101 0100111001 0101000111 11100111010 1111010111 11010000101010 1101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 427
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • 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 word rise is repeated.

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