This is an analysis of the poem On Kiley's Run that begins with:

The roving breezes come and go
On Kiley's Run, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaccbbB dBdeeeeB aBaffddB gBgddhhB bBbhhiiB XBjaaeeB kBkjjhhB aBahhjjB aBallbbB mbmXkmXB eBeffeXB cbckkddB jBXllhhXXiBihhccB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010111 1101 01010101 11011101 01010101 01011111 01010001 1101 11001111 0101 10111101 11010101 1101101101 01010111 01000101 1101 11011111 1101 11010101 01110101 01011111 110101101 01110001 1101 11001101 1101 01010111 11010101 11010101 01010101 01011101 0101 11011111 1101 11010111 01010111 11010101 110010111 01110111 1101 01010111 1101 01010101 11010111 01110111 11011111 11111001 1101 11110101 0101 11011001 11111101 11010111 11011111 01010101 0101 11011101 0101 01110101 010111001 11011101 11010101 11010101 1101 01010101 0101 11011001 11011101 01010101 01011101 01010101 1101 11110101 1101 01100111 01011110 11010101 01111111 010111010 1101 11111111 1101 11010101 1101100101 11010101 11011101 11010101 1101 110111010 1101 11010101 11010111 01011101 11110111 01010101 0101 01010101 0101 110101100 01010101 11011101 01010111 01110101 0101 11011101 0101 11011101 11011110 11011101 10110101 01010101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 113
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; i, to, of are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word we at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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