This is an analysis of the poem I Told You that begins with:

I told you the winter would go, love,
I told you the winter would go, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXdXd aedeXbfb aefedgcg ahghgiei
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010111 11101011 1110110111 11111111 11010010 1101001 10110111001 0100111 111101111 001001101 101101101011 11101111 10111110 10111011 101111110001 1101111 111110111 11101111 10110111011 11011001 111110011 11001011 1101111011 111011101 111111011 101111101 10101111011 111011001 111110110 101101111 1101101101 101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 334
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; you, i, told, and, would are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.

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

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