This is an analysis of the poem The Young Laird And Edinburgh Katy that begins with:

1 Now wat ye wha I met yestreen
2 Coming down the street, my Jo,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabacdcd ededfgfg eaeabhbh bibijXjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111110 11010111 111000101 111011111 110101110001 111010101 111101101 111011001 1101010111 111010101 101010101 111010101 101010011 101011101 101011111 101011111 1101011001 11010101 111011111 1110100111 111010101 101010101 101111111 111100101 11001000101 1011111010 101011101 11100111010 1110011111 110010101 110111011 11111111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 339
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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