This is an analysis of the poem The Flower By The Path that begins with:

A FLOWER was growing alone,
Then alone and for ever alone: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbabXaAbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011001 101111001 1111 101011011 101001 11001001 101111001 1111 1101001101 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; alone is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word die at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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