This is an analysis of the poem To La Sansoeur that begins with:

I KNOW not how to call you light,
Since I myself was lighter; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX babX cXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 1111110 11111101 1001100 11110101 1101010 11110101 1101100 10110101 1101011 11011101 1101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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