This is an analysis of the poem Softly Touch Me that begins with:
Softly touch me
With your hands now warm but once so cold....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ABABCADAE EEFF ABABCADAE EEFFXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,4,9,7,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1011 011111111 1011 1101 11001010011 1011 11111110101 1011 0101111011 11110111 1110101 11011001111 1111011111111 1011 011111111 1011 1101 11001010011 1011 11111110101 1011 0101111011 11110111 1110101 11011001111 1111011111111 10 10 110011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
- Average number of words per stanza: 45
- Amount of lines: 29
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, touch are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word touch is repeated.
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