This is an analysis of the poem Let's Compare Notes that begins with:

Let's compare notes.
At one time you had said, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: A bccd A eeba A XdXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1011 111111 11001 1101 1111 1011 01110101 1111010 0011110101 1111010100 1011 11101 0100001 11011101010 11100100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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