This is an analysis of the poem Voices Returning that begins with:

VOICES returning, cradle us, cradling voices:
Echoes extenuated of what we love as it passes,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaA BaXB ccA aXB X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1001010110010 10100001111010 1011001010 1001010110010 01011110111001 10010101010010 101011101000 01011110111001 001001010111 00100100100101 1001010110010 01011001011001 1010010101001 01011110111001 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; voices, of, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word in is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines passes is repeated).

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  • history of its creation;
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