This is an analysis of the poem Katy's Answer that begins with:

1 My mither's ay glowran o'er me,
2 Tho she did the same before me,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXa bXccb ddXXX eeffe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110101 111001011 111011 101011 11110100101 111111110 111111110 111011 111111 11101101110 111110110 1010110010 111101 101101 1111110010 110110110 101001010 111111 111111 1101011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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