This is an analysis of the poem What Was Told, That that begins with:

What was said to the rose that made it open was said
to me here in my chest. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX Xb aX cX Xb cX acXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1110011101011 011011 1110101101 1111 100101001001101 1011110 110001000010100 100110 110110101000101 1010110 1010111111011000 1011001 0111110110101 10010101 0100101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 76
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; what is repeated.

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

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