This is an analysis of the poem The Rhyme Of Joyous Garde that begins with:

Through the lattice rushes the south wind, dense
With fumes of the flowery frankincense... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXccb ddceeec aafgggf ggheeeh iifjjjf iikccck aaheeeh eeikkki lXkeeek aahffXX iiiiiii iifiiif hhdiiiX mmhjjjX ddceeec ddnaaan ggclllc aahiiih eedcccd ffiiXii mmfkkkf eehfffh ggXkkki iXhaaXX ooXcXch cccpppc aXijjji ddhiXih ffidddi llXkkki ddeccce aaaiiiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010100111 0100100101 01110010 110101110 1101011001 011101101 11001010 011100101 011100111 01110110 110100111 110101101 10101001001 101010110 1010110101 101011001 11101010 10101010101 10101001001 1010010110 11111010 111110111 1010110101 101001010 110011101 101101011 1010010111 101011010 0101010111 110111111 11001010 100100111 100101101 1110101101 111010010 1110110101 0010110101 101101010 11111111 1100110101 1010101111 11001010 1010101101 1110100101 101010010 111101111 1111100101 1111010111 01101010 1111100101 110010100 11001110 110101101 011100101 1111010111 101001110 1111101001 111010101 11101010 101100101 0100100101 110101101 01001010 110101010 010100111 01001010 10101010001 0110100101 111100100 01001010 00101011 1010010101 11101110 101010101 110010101 1010100111 01010010 111101011 1100100101 11001010 110111011 011100111 10100101001 111011010 01111010110 1111001010 00111010 111100111 01011001011 110100101 001010010 1011011111 011100101 11101010 0111001001 1100000101 110011111 101010010 0111001101 111100101 01001010 111100111 1010101111 1011110101 11001010 1010110110 0100100100 111011110 1110101101 1110110111 0101011001 11011010 1110111111 00101111011 111001010 111010111 011101111 110101101 11010110 10111001001 1011100101 101110010 111100101 111110101 00100100101 101101110 1111110111 1101011101 000110110 101010101 110100111 1010100111 001010110 1111100111 110010101 10101101 110110101 00111011010 1101100101 01001010 1110010101 1111101011 001011010 0110101101 0010101100 1100101101 001010010 1111001001 111010101 11110010 1111101111 010110111 1110101001 11001010 1010010111 110011101 11101100 111101111 1011100101 1010100101 01001110 110110111 10110110000 11101010 1111110011 10110110101 0100100100 01001010 1011101101 1011100101 01001100 1010100101 1011100110 110111101 111010010 1010100101 1010110111 0011010110 1011111101 110111111 1101111111 001101110 1110111101 1110100100 111110010 111101111 0010000111 111111101 111001110 1010100101 11100101101 101001010 1010101101 101001101010 1110101001 10101010 1011110111 1010011100 101001010 100101001 111100101 010101111 001001110 1011100101 1010110101 1010101110 101101100 1011100111 110011111 11001110 1111100111 110100111 01101010 011100111 11100101111 10100111001 101011110 10101110101 110101101 11010110 1010111011 1110100101 110101111 01101110 1110111111 1111111111 01011010 1111100111 011111101 11101101110 11011010 1110101101 1010100101 001011011 100111111 100101111 00101001001 00101010 111100101 11101111001 101101010 1111101111 10101111101 1010100101 001011110 111101101 110010101 011001100 1110100101 00101000111 1011101001 101001100 0101110111 01111110011 111010010 1101001011 101111011 11111001001 101010110 11101110100 00101101000 101110110 10101011010 10111010010 11111010110 11101010 1010100111 0010101011 11011010 1101011001 1100110111 010010101 101001010 10111001001 11111010111 001011111 1011010110 10110100111 1110100111 101001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 40
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 280
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, with, that, of, to, we, our, had, i, for, then, he, as, thy, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, i, where, in, as, there, if are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Rhyme Of Joyous Garde;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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