This is an analysis of the poem A Contrast that begins with:
Thy love thou sendest oft to me,
And still as oft I thrust it back;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababb ccccc adXdd efeff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110101 11111101 11001111 01110101 01011101 11010111 010100111 11010111 11111110 11010101 11111101 10011100 11000100 110010101 11000101 110011111 110010101 01011101 11010101 110011101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; with is repeated.
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