This is an analysis of the poem By A Flower—by A Letter that begins with:

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By a flower—By a letter—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab XccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10101010 10101 01101010 10101 10111010 10101 10101010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 63
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; by, never, mind are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words by, never are repeated.

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  • summary of By A Flower—by A Letter;
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