This is an analysis of the poem Two African Breasts that begins with:

Let me find time
to welcome in this love...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXAcccXabdAaaefAgccAcec chcicaeeXcXd djacfXgkfkccec jac kei jfiiifXe jfacfXEabkhcEfh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,12,14,3,3,8,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 010001 1110 1111 0101 01110 1001 01000 1101 00101 1111 1111 010111 11 101 1111 1111 011111 1110011 010111 1111 0100101 110101 01 10110 01010 10110001 11010 01101110 1111 001010101 010101 010101 1001010 11110100 010001 101101 01010 0111 0111 110001 110101 0111011 11 011001 010011 11001 110101010 011011001 101010 1111 010111 10010 111010 10111 0100 11101 0100101 010100 011100 11010100 0001111 01110100 11 101111 0101110 110 111101 1111010 001 1101 00101 0101 010110001 0101010 0101 1101 0001 01110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words this, as, to are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines name is repeated).

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