This is an analysis of the poem Bond that begins with:

By the red seal redoubled of that kiss
When thy lips parted softly to my own...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX bcb cac XXX dbd XebXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010011 1111010011 1011011000 1101010011 011100101 1011110101 1111001101 010010010101 11110100111 01010010101 11001010100 11111000101 1011010100 1011010101 0101001100 10111101100 1011111111 1111111111 1011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, by are repeated.

    The author used the same word by at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Bond;
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  • history of its creation;
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