This is an analysis of the poem To... that begins with:

You have been my love for so many years,
My giddiness before so much waiting,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXbba cbXX XXcXdeXeXd bXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,10,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111100 1100011110 1101111 101101011 11011011 10110101 110101101 1101110 1011101 0111101 10101011 11111101 1001101 0010010010 11001010 10111011 10101011 00101100 10101011 10100111 1011111 1110111 11110101 11100101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; our, at are repeated.

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

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

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