This is an analysis of the poem The Pilgrims that begins with:

Who is your lady of love, O ye that pass
Singing? and is it for sorrow of that which was... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXecdffebcceb eeceaace aaeghheg eecfggcf ccigjjig ggXiccii bbefjjef ccihggih kkegaaeg cclceelc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110011111 101001100111 11110110110 110111100111 110011101000 111111111110 1001111111 11110111101 0101101101 11110110111 01110100011 01110011001 1111111101 1111111001 1111010111 1111111100 11111101010 101101010010 11101110101 10101001001 10001011111 01111001001 0111110011 1011101101 111101111010 111101001010 110101001001 1011111111 1101110111 1111110111 11111111001 1111011101 11110111001 11011101001 1111011111 1101111111 100110101101 1111110110 1111011111 110110111001 1111011111 100100110101 110111011010 1110111111 1110001111 110110110101 101110111010 10110011111 11110101110 111011101101 1110001101 11011011010110 10111111011 1111010110 11011011110 11011110101110 00110001110 101100101110 0100000110110 0010100010001 110110111111 1101111011011 11111111110 111110101101 11110111101 101110100111 10101100101010 1011111111 111001110111 1101111101 1111011000010 11010110111 00111101010 00111111110 100111111010 1111111111 11110111010 11100111110 11011011010 101111011101 11111111110 1111110101 1001110011 10110111111 0101001111 1111110111 1111111101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 469
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, ye, that, nor, and, she, her, vain, in, have, we, be, or, dead, by, this are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, for, in, seeing, is are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Pilgrims;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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