This is an analysis of the poem If I Ever Marry, I'Ll Marry A Maid that begins with:

If ever I marry, I'll marry a maid;
To marry a widow, I am sore afraid:...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX aaaX bbcc dXXd XXeeXaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01011011001 01001011101 11111011001 11011111111 01011111001 101001101011 01001011001 10110101011 01110011110 1111101011 01001101101 11111101011 01011011001 10110001010 1010110110100 101111011101 01001011011 111111011001 101111101001 111001011001 101011011011 001001010101 101001001011 11101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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