This is an analysis of the poem Kiss Her Everyday that begins with:

Reader, have you got a wife?
Kiss her ev'ry day. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Ba bccc B d bX Beee b d bd bfff B fX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,4,1,1,2,4,1,1,2,4,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 10101 1010011 010101 1010101 11110101 111101010011 110101 101110100 100101 10101010 10101 101110010 10111110 10111010 10101 111111110 01101 10011110 10101 10111111 1010001 1110101 110101 1010111 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 59
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; her is repeated.

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

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