This is an analysis of the poem Don'T Come Again that begins with:

There is silence in the parlor, and the pretty girl sits
still, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bX cX bd X cXc eX dX e fb cf fd X eg Xc eg X a Xf cX X dX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,2,2,1,3,2,2,1,2,2,2,1,2,2,2,1,1,2,2,1,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100010101011 1 10101110011010 1 1010101011101 11 1110111111111 10 110101111100010 1011101011011 1001 11101010101011 10 1110111111111 10 110101111111 01 101011111010 101 0010101010101 01 1110111111111 10 01011101010101 1 11011101110 101 111010101110101 1 11101111111110 111010100010 001 11010101011 101 111111011010 1 10100101011101 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 56
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • 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; you is repeated.

    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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  • summary of Don'T Come Again;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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