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

It rains outside the windows (verlainesque
Rain, if not in in my heart:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XAXa bbbX cdXd acXc XAeeea Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,6,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010100 1010011 1111111101 010101 01110101010 11010101010 11010101010 011111000100 1101010111 10011000100 11011010111 1111010100 01110101111 0101110001 1000000100 1101111101 0111010100 1010011 11110101 10110101 11011100 010111 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Canzonetta;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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