This is an analysis of the poem A Discussion that begins with:

She put her arms about my neck,
And whispered low to me: ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacdbX XaXaXdcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 110101 11010111 110010 010100101 010111 11010111 111011 11110011 110111 11110101 011010 010100111 010101 01000101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 234
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Discussion;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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