This is an analysis of the poem The Exchange that begins with:
We pledged our hearts, my love and I,
I in my arms the maiden clasping; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXab bcbc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111111 101101010 11110101 111101110 01011111 11111101 11010101 11011101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 8
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.
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