This is an analysis of the poem Bathsheba's Song that begins with:
Hot sun, cool fire, tempered with sweet air,
Black shade, fair nurse, shadow my white hair. ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111010011 111111111 1111011111 111111111 1111111010 111111010 1111010 0110010 111011 11010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
- Average number of words per stanza: 66
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, my are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).
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