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

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A Secret told—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 01010 1000010000 010000 100101100 100100000100 110 11110100000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 77
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of A Secret Told;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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