This is an analysis of the poem Your Slander Is Sweet that begins with:

Rana, to me your slander is sweet.
Some praise me, some blame me. I ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a a b c d a X X X b d X X e c X e X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111001 1111111 10101 10101111 10111111 111010010 11010111 010 101010010 10101001010 1010010010 11111110 011111101 1101011 11101100101 1011 1110110110 100110111 10101001011 100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 28
  • Average number of words per stanza: 6
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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