This is an analysis of the poem A Ballade Of Waiting that begins with:
No girdle hath weaver or goldsmith wrought
So rich as the arms of my love can be;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaXbabA aXaXbabA aXaXbaba XXbabA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,6,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101101111 1110101110 1100100101 10111101100 110010101 0110100101 1110101110 0011100111 1110100111 11001110 1110100111 1010010100 1110100101 01011001011 111100111 0011100111 1110100111 1010011100 1110100101 101110100 110100101 100110101 011111111 1011100111 10 1110111101 110100101 1110100111 0011100111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 29
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to, and are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word wait at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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