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

Peony silks,
in wax-light:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc deb fdd XXg ahb fig dcX fdX ifi efe Xbj fjj jcd bjd X Xdd XXd Xfc hdh hak dXb Xad Xec ibd Xcd ggX fak XdXXdad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001 011 1101 1110111 1000 1010 100010100 011 0110 01101 0100100 10010 10100 1101 1101 0110 001001 1010 01001 1010 10100 10011 111 110 1101 00101 1000101 010111 11010 10111 11001 001001001 00100 110100 100100 0101000100 110100 100011 1001010 11100 010100 101 1 10100010 100111 111 1001010 101010 100100 1010110 1101010 010110 001001 110 100001 101 10100 10010 1001 111 010011 01001 11110 0101011 100100 011 101010 1010 11111 0100100 100111 0111001 100101 101110 1001010 11110 110100 101010 0100010 1100 100101 0110 101001 011100 11001
  • Amount of stanzas: 29
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 63
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 85
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Couture;
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