This is an analysis of the poem You Were The Topic Of Our Conversations that begins with:

I didn't know that about you?
'I never knew you had the interest? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bX X XX XBaX XbXBX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,2,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11011011 1101110100 100101100100 101101 111 10010011000 11111100110 11 11101011 11010111 11111010010 110011001111 11010101 11 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

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  • summary of You Were The Topic Of Our Conversations;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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