This is an analysis of the poem There Are The Words That Couldn’t Be Twice Said that begins with:

There are the words that couldn’t be twice said,
He, who said once, spent out all his senses....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111011 1111111010 101111011 01011001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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