This is an analysis of the poem Paris that begins with:

I knew when first I looked into her eyes,
And she in mine, that what has been must be,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dcdcacac dedefgfgXaaaacaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110001 1101111010 1111011101 111101 1111011111 1011010101 1101011101 110001 1001111101 1111001100 1111110111 110111 11011011111 11010010101 1111010011 110101 0010010101 11101110110 1111010011 1111010 1011111101 0101100101 1011010111 110100 1111110111 0111011111 1101010101 111100 10110110001 0111010101 1101010001 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 314
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; she, her, and, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Paris;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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