This is an analysis of the poem My Peggy Is A Young Thing that begins with:

My Peggy is a young thing,
Just enter'd in her teens, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbbAXcX DeffDXXX DXeeDXcX XbXcXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100011 110001 11011111 11011111 1100011 101101 11110101 010001 1101110 101101 11110111 11110111 1101110 010101 11111101 110001 1101110 1001101 11111101 11110101 1101110 011111 110101101 110001 1101110 111111 11010010 11011111 1101110 100111 01000101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words fair, i, that, by are repeated.

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

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

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