This is an analysis of the poem Nightingales, A Sigh, A Whisper that begins with:

Nightingales, a sigh, a whisper
In a shady nook... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab Xcbc dXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100001010 00101 10101010 00101 10111111 10001 10101110 00111 11101110 11101 10101010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • 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 and is repeated.

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