This is an analysis of the poem Romance that begins with:

I WILL make you brooches and toys for your delight
Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccaa dddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101110111101 01111011111 10101011111 01101011111 101110111111 11101011101 1111110111101 01111011011 1010110111101 01111001101 1101010110101 0011110101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, at, your, that are repeated.

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

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