This is an analysis of the poem Black Morning Lovesong that begins with:

In love's dances, in love's dances
One retreats and one advances, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXddddd bbbbee bbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100110 10111010 11101110 11100110 11101010 11011010 10110100 10101010 10101010 10101010 10100110 10101010 10101110 10101010 10111110 10111110 10101010 10111110 11101010 10101010 1010001001 110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; one, and, finds, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words one, and are repeated.

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