This is an analysis of the poem A Bush Study, A La Watteau that begins with:

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See the smoke-wreaths how they curl so lightly skyward... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbc acccc adeXe afcfc acdcd aghgh acici aXcXc ajbjb acbcb afafa akjkj aXl Xgl akmkm Xgaga cnnnn aXo aggXao
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,3,3,5,5,5,3,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101111111010 00101010001 101011101111 0101010111 1 11111101010 00100110011 11011111010 11101011111 1 111110111010 11100011111 101101111100 10101010111 1 1110111000010 11101111101 111111111110 10101011001 1 101011101110 10100010101 101010101010 11101011101 1 110110111010 11111111101 101010101110 1101110001 1 11111101010 11101010101 111011111010 11111010101 1 101111101101 100101010001 101010001010 00101010111 1 111010101110 11101010101 011110111110 00101010101 1 111111101010 111010010111 11100111010 01111010101 1 010111111010 10111010110 101011101110 1111011111 1 111111101010 00101010101 101010101010 10101110111 1 111000111010 101101010111 100 01011101010 101111100111 1 110011111110 1111110101 111010101110 11101011111 100 101101111010 10110111111 101111101110 10101010101 1 101011 101011 1101011 11111 1 110110111110 10101010101 1 111011001010 11111110 1 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 89
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; and, work are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines work is repeated).

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