This is an analysis of the poem Song: To M.L. that begins with:
A lily thou wast when I saw thee first,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X Aaaabccbb Addaaeea bccbfaaff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,8,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01 0101111111 01011101 11011111 1101101101 010101111 11101 10111 011011111 011101011 0101111111 01011111 11010101 1101101111 100101111 101010 1010010 11101101101 1111111001 01101101 11011001 01001101001 11111111001 10101 01011 11011111101 01101001001
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
- Average number of words per stanza: 47
- Amount of lines: 27
- 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; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.
The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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