This is an analysis of the poem A New Madrigal To An Old Melody that begins with:

(It is supposed that Shadow-of-a-Leaf uses the word 'clear' in a
more ancient sense of 'beautiful.')...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 348
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; bring, i, my, in, ', and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word earth at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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