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

Blue, but you are Rose, too,
and buttermilk, but with blood...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacddeeacddbfaacXXXggXdbfdXcafa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1101101 1101 0101011 1110001 110111 11101 010100010 1010100 111111 1011111 11001010 1110011 101111 1110101 1111011 101011 1111100 1010111 11011110 1110101 110111 11010 1010101 1111010 101111 111111 11111 111011 111111 0110011 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 974
  • Average number of words per stanza: 174
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Blue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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