This is an analysis of the poem Dance Me To The End Of Love that begins with:

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101100010001 1110101010100 1111101101101 1100101 1100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word dance is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines love is repeated).

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