This is an analysis of the poem Stay that begins with:

Come in...
And follow me, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC ADEb bfeXe ABC ADEb gBXfeX gBafX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,5,3,4,6,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 1101 011 10 10101111 1101 01 1 1110010 1110111 1101001 1011101 10 1101 011 10 10101111 1101 01 1 01 1111001 0111010 11011010101 00111100 1 01 1101 0110 001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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; you, to are repeated.

    The author used the same words come, here 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 words/phrases you, it connect the lines.

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  • summary of Stay;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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