This is an analysis of the poem Betrothed that begins with:
You have put your two hands upon me, and your mouth,
You have said my name as a prayer....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabXc dXccX XefeXf XXbdXafb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,6,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111111011111 11111101 1111101010 111111001 111110111101 1100100100001 11011010110 11101111 11111 101100 001010011 111101011 10101001010 0101111 011111011 011001 111101 111100101100 11110111101110 1011011 110100101 101011 110110111010010
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
- Average number of words per stanza: 35
- Amount of lines: 23
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; have, your, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, i are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).
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- summary of Betrothed;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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