This is an analysis of the poem Ballade Of The Tweed that begins with:

The ferox rins in rough Loch Awe,
A weary cry frae ony toun;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXabX XbXbbabX XbXbXabX X baXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 01011101 011110111 11110110 11111101 11010101 11011101 11111100 11010111 11110111 110101011 11010101 110010111 11110101 001110111 11111100 110010111 11000101 11111111 01011101 11101101 01010111 11110101 11111100 10 11010101 11010101 11011101 11111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 201
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word they is repeated.

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

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

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

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