This is an analysis of the poem Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye that begins with:

WHILE going the road to sweet Athy,
Hurroo! hurroo! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaaA BACA DXDXDddAE FXfXFffAE GXGXGggAE HXHXHhhAE IXIXIXfAE JXJXJjjAXBACA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,9,9,9,9,9,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010110 1010 110010110 1010 110010110 01011101011 01010111 11011011 01111111 01001011 11011111 11011011 11111111 1010 11111111 1010 11111111 11111101 101101101 11011011 011100 11010111 1010 11110111 1010 11010111 111101001 01110111 11011011 011100 01110111 1010 01110111 1010 01110111 10111111 1011101111 11011011 011100 11011111001 1010 11011111001 1010 11011111001 11101001001 1100100101 11011011 011100 11010111 1010 11010111 1010 11010111 10010010 11011101 11011011 011100 11000111 1010 11000111 1010 11000111 101011111001 1101111101 11011011 01111111 01001011 11011111 11011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2515
  • Average number of words per stanza: 429
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hurroo, and, my, heart, you, haven, t are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, you are repeated.

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