This is an analysis of the poem They Tell Me Your Colour Is Blue that begins with:

They tell me your colour is blue
My life-breath feeds on your inspiring luminous pastures...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabb XXab XaXX XXbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111001 111111010010010 11111111001 010100110110 0010111101000 1111011011111 1110001010111100110 011011110 1010110 0010011 110110101110 01111010110100 10010100101001 0011001010 1111011110101 01001001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; your is repeated.

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