This is an analysis of the poem Eclogue Of The Shepherd And The Townie that begins with:

SHEPHERD
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcdaeXfdXfcXgf h XXfdXihXagfXXXee a ihcfXcfcgbdccXdcdjaaeeei h adiecXdcdjhfXXabfXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,16,1,24,1,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10 10110010001 11100110011 01001101001 1111010101 010110011010 1001010101 1011111111 1101110011 0101010000 10011010001 1111010101 1010001000 010100010010 01100000101 10 1101011101 1111111101 1111010001 1111010011 0111010111 10011001001 0011110100 010110001010 01110011001 11100101010 0111010011 0110110100 11110011000 01010110110 1011010101 111010101 10 1000111101 0111011100 1001101101 11001101010 101101001010 10110110010 1111110001 0110110001 101101011010 1011111101 1000110101 001100010101 0101110001 1010111101 10011101010 1001010101 1101110101 1000110101 1011011001 0111010001 10111101010 11001001100 00101110101 01001010011 10 00010010111 1001110011 1001011001 0101001101 0101010101 0101011001 01111101010 11001000101 1111010101 01000110001 1111000100 110110001 1101011000 0111100101 0101011001 0111110101 0100111101 10010001000 1101011000 11110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; your, and, of, to are repeated.

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

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