This is an analysis of the poem A Farmhouse Dirge that begins with:

Will you walk with me to the brow of the hill, to visit the farmer's wife,
Whose daughter lies in the churchyard now, eased of the ache of life?... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbb ccccdd eeffgg hhhhii jjkkll bbmmhh ccddnn oommjj aammdd ccddkX mmggff ffffdd eehhnn jjfXdd ddddnn ffhhhh hhhhpp nnhhff eennmm qqffhh nnccdX ccrrnnXhhffrr
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 011010010010100101 110100111100101 101101010101001 111110011110110101 1110011011110111 10101011010100101 110100101101111 10101001011101001 0101001011101101 0101101010111101 0010111110100111 011011011111100101 01111010111101001 0111001011010101 0111011111110111 0101011111101101 001011101110100111 11101011011010101 100111111001001 111011011110111 11100110111001001 1010111110010101 111011011110101101 101011111110110101 100100111100101 1101110110111101 11010110111111110 01011010111101010 111111111111111 100101011110111 100111111110111 0101011011100101 0111011011100101 10111001011010011 110111111101010011 11111011010100111 1100111011011111 11110101011010101 0111001011110111 1100111010101111 11011010111101101 11101111111111111 1000101111100011001 110010101101000111 111101111111010111 101011011110101101 110110010101001001 01011010110101001 011100111111110111 01001011011100101 1101101011010101 1111011111100111 1001110011100111 101011111010111001 1111101011101111 01001111011000101 100101011101001 111010010111111001 1011001111001100 001011110111100111 101111111111001 100011111111100101 11110110110111001 11111011011100101 1111101010111101 101111001111101111 1111000111100101 11111111100101101 1100011011100111 111011010111101101 1110101010011101 101111111111001 11011111100101101 10011111100101 10111111101101 1111101111100111 101111111111101 101001111011101111 11010011111100111 1101011010110111 110011111011001001 11001001111110001 111101111110101 1101001011101001 01011111011101100 11101011100111111 101110100111111101 111011111010101111 111010110011101101 1110111011011001 01111010111101100 11001011111100111 1101101011101101 1100111110111001001 1011111100101111 11111011110101101 1111100001101111 10001011011101011 1101101101010101 11011101010100111 1111111111101101 1111110111100101101 1111010111101011 11001110111101101 11101011011111011 1010110100100100111 01110011101101001 001100110001111111011 1111011111111101 111010111100110101 0101001011111111 10111101010111001 11101111011100101 111110100010110111 11010011111111001 0110010011111011 101011100101111111 1110101011101111 11011011111100101 0101101111100111 111101101111110101 1101100101111101001 111101111111101101 11011010111001101 11100111111001111 1101111011110110 111111011110101 01101101011100101 01111010110100111 1111011110010101 110110101111001001 101000101011101111 010101101010101 1110011010101110111 111010011110100101 11110010110100101 1001110111110101 1011111111101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 437
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 139
  • Average number of symbols per line: 71 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, and, on, i, that, you, her, with, where, she, them, not, their, life are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words how, the, that, she, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase stop connects the lines.

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