This is an analysis of the poem A Cow And A Goat that begins with:

There was a verdant pasture somewhere
Whose land was the very picture of beauty...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cc dd aa ac ce Xf Xg hb ee dg hh ff dd hh ii gX hj Xa dc ja ff kk hh kk hX jf ch jX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 110101011 11101010010 1101001100001 101001001011001 100010001 110010101 111101 1010101 01011011011 011001100111 1111101 11001101 0110100100001 101001001010 111101 0101111 11001010 110001100 1100101111 11011111 1101101001 111001010 011111100 010010111 1110101 1101101 11001101 11101101 11010100 01011110001 1101001 1101101 110001010 110101101 101011010 0101101001 1101110 111101 0101011 011101 11000111 1001111101 1111001 111110001 10111010001 1010111011001 10010100100 1101100100 1110001001 010101011 0101010110 111001011 1010011010 11101010011 111000101 1100110 110010001 01000010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 29
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 58
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; of, my, life, with, this, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, i, he, this, we, she are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines trees, everywhere, say, man, declines, milk, him, wilderness are repeated).

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  • summary of A Cow And A Goat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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