This is an analysis of the poem Billet-Doux that begins with:
She reads by the light of a guttering candle
and likes the feel of each page's gilt edge...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXb cXc Xba XdX XXd Xcc eea
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111010010010 1101011011 1110101010100 010100011 01011011010 0010010101 0010111010 1011101010 1111000111 110101010 1101001010 1010001101 01110010101 1001011110 0001001111 1110011 11010101 010111101 11100101001 01011101 010101110010
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; her is repeated.
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