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

WHAT shall be said between us here
Among the downs, between the trees,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababX cdcdd efeff gbgff hihii jbjXb ehehh ababb dkdLl imXmm hmhmm bbbbb mXmnn lokoo ebeXb dcdcp chchh bkbLl bbbbb qbqbX mfmff hmHmm Hehee hchhc hchhc cbcbX ehehh qjqaj anann cecee lekee dbdbb cfcff lclcc hbhbb jfjff ememm qbqbX bobXo bebee dbdbb ememm mcm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 01010101 01111111 01010111 011 11110101 11011111 10110011 11011101 1101 11110101 0100101101 011111100 101110101 101 11111111 11100100 11011101 10010101 0110 11110111 11110101 11111111 11010111 1111 011101010 110010111 11010010010 1111011 11011 11110111 11011111 11011101 01110101 1111 11001101 101111111 010100111 100111101 0111 11110111 11111001 11110111 01011101 1100 11011111 11110001 01101101 11010111 1111 111101101 11111111 11101111 11111111 0011 010101010 11011011 110100010 10010111 0101 11111111 01011100 01011101 11111111 1101 11111111 11010111 11110101 11011111 1101 11110111 11011111 11011101 1111001 0111 11011101 10011101 01011111 10111111 1101 11011111 11111101 01110111 11011111 1111 11111101 11111101 11110101 01011101 1100 110001110 10110101 111101110 11111111 1111 11110111 11110101 11010101 11110111 111 11110111 110011101 11111101 11011111 1111 11011101 11010111 11010101 11111101 1111 11010101 11010111 11110111 11110111 1101 11111100 110101 11011101 11010011 010011 01011101 111111 110100101 01111101 111101 11010111 11110101 11111001 11110101 111 11010111 110101101 11111111 11111101 1111 11111101 111111010 01111101 11111101 01010 0111100011 11110111 01111111 11011101 0101 11110101 11110111 10111011 11110101 1101 01011101 11111111 01011101 11011011 1101 11011111 11110101 101111101 11010011 0101 11011001 10011101 11010110 11110111 1101 11111111 11111101 01110101 101101011 1110 10101101 11111101 11111011 01110011 1111 110101010 11010111 110101110 01110111 0101 1110111 01111101 11110111 11111101 0011 01011101 11010111 11111101 101010111 111 010111010 10010011 110101010 1100111010 1101 11110111 111110101 11110101 100111111 11001 1100101001 111010101 111101101 01110101 1111 11111111 11011011 10110111 110100101 1111 10110001 11110111 11111111 10010101 1111 10110111 11010101 111110111 11111111 1111 1111111111 11011111 111100101 01010001 1001 01101110 01010011 11111100 11111111 11001 11110101 10010100 11110101 01111101 1101 11111001 11111111 11111101 11111111 1011 01011101 110010111 11110111 01110101 1101 11110111 11110101 01010100 110010101 1001 11110101 10010101 10010101 10111111 1011 110010111 110101010 11011101 110110110 11110 11011100 10110111 11010101 11111111 0101 11111101 111101010 1111001001 111111110 11010 11111111 11111101 11011101 11111101 1111 1101111011 11111111 1111101001 11111111 1101 11110100 11110010 101100111 10111111 1011 10010111 11111111 01110011 01011101 0101 11111101 11111101 11111101 11111111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 59
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 295
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; this, we, you, and, can, like, it, i, love, loves, that, to, too, of, many, o, ye, no, all, one, things are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, too, and, like, as, how, have, cry, o, ye, no, can, to are repeated.

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

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