This is an analysis of the poem Promises Like Pie-Crust that begins with:

Promise me no promises,
So will I not promise you:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXbXb ccccaded fcfcXeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100 1011101 1111100 1011101 1110110 1011101 1110111 1011111 1111110 10010101 1111111 1111101 1111001 1010101 1010001 1010011 0110111 1110001 0110101 1110101 1100110 1011101 1011101 1110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; once, have, i are repeated.

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