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

Dear friend, pray do not lose hope and faith;
no wonder if someone comes to you with another love token. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaa XbbX XXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111111 1100111010010110 111101001011 01011010000111 110100100110000101 1100111110111111 110100110010011 1010101101111 0010101010111011011010110 1101001011010010011101010 0111011111010100101110011101 1011010010101011101101000101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 73 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, like, he are repeated.

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