This is an analysis of the poem The Dowie Dens Of Yarrow that begins with:

Late at e'en, drinking the wine,
And ere they paid the lawing,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bcdX deaX FXbc XcaC bcbX bXbc acbX acbc aebX gcac hXhX acaX Xcac FcbC fcbX fcgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101001 1111010 11010001 0100010 11111101 1111110 110100101 10101010 1111111 1111110 111111101 10101010 110111001 11111011 110100101 1101010 11110101 1111110 1100111111 10101010 11110111 0101010 11110111 10101010 11110111 11001111 11011101 10101010 11111101 11101010 10111111 10101010 11111111 10101010 111011101 1101010 11110101 1111010 01110101 1101110 101101001 1110010 11110101 1111110 11011101 0111100 01010011 1111110 1001111 1111110 110100111 1101110 11111111 1111110 10011111 10101010 110111001 1101110 11010111 10101010 11111101 1101110 11100101 1111110 11111101 1111010 01010101 1111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 17
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; my, she, his, he, to, i, they've are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, they've, she are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same words ', yarrow at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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