This is an analysis of the poem Offering And Rebuff that begins with:

I could love you
as dry roots love rain....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcb XdX E cXdXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,1,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111 11111 1111 110001 1010 01111011 1111 1111 1010 10011 110101 11011 11011 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Offering And Rebuff;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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