This is an analysis of the poem When We Had Been Lovers that begins with:
If I looked at you again,
I know I would remember when......
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AAB AACcC ABdAD AAEFe AABd AACcC ABdADXAAEFe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,5,5,4,5,11,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 0111101 11110101 11010 0111101 11110101 11110 10 1111010 10101010101 1101 1 10101010101 1110111 10101010101 1110101 111101 01011 101 0111101 11110101 11010 01010 0111101 11110101 11110 10 1111010 10101010101 1101 1 10101010101 1110111 10101010101 1110101 111101 01011 101
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 120
- Average number of words per stanza: 21
- Amount of lines: 37
- 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 is repeated.
The author used the same words if, even at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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