This is an analysis of the poem A Ditty that begins with:
My true-love hath my heart, and I have his,
By just exchange one to the other given:... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AbXbA babXA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111111110 11011001010 1101111101 11010101010 1111111110 0101111101 1101011101 1111110101 11000101010 1111111110
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, his, heart, in, and are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word his at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase his connects the lines.
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