This is an analysis of the poem Sing To Me Your Love Songs that begins with:

Sing to me your love songs.
And I will sing to you, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABab cBbdX BbeXb Bfaggd cAbb cad XgfXgef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,6,4,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 110101 110101000 111111 1011111 110101 00111 0110100 10000101010 1111 1101 11010010 1011 1101101 1111 1101 0110100 1101 1001 00110100 1 101111 11101 011011 1 1010111 10101000 1100111 01001 01011101 1011111 11010 010101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, sing are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words sing, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase sing connects the lines.

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