This is an analysis of the poem Sway With Me that begins with:

sway with me, everything sad -
madmen in stone houses...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabXcaXddXEEEcXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011 100110 011 1010111 110010 01 10111 101101 111101 11110 11011 111 111 111 01101 101101 111 10010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 362
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; used is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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