This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam A. H. H.: 96. You Say, But With No Touch Of Sco that begins with:

You say, but with no touch of scorn,
Sweet-hearted, you, whose light-blue eyes... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcbddb effe addaXffff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 11011111 11010101 11110101 11110111 010010101 11010111 11010101 10011101 11110101 11110101 01110101 11011101 11110101 11010001 11011111 01010101 110101001 11010101 11100101 10010101 11010101 11011101 10010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; you, in, he, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word he is repeated.

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