This is an analysis of the poem The Box-Tree's Love that begins with:

Long time beside the squatter's gate
A great grey Box-Tree, early, late, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddaXeeccaX ffcccbbeegh cceeijeeeeaaaaeeaaccee ijbbeeeeaaddXheeeeiiaakkiihheeeeiiaaeekk ggaaeeeeeecchgaaccaaiillXfcceeXXddccddccaahheeff ccXXff ggaaiiaammeeiicceeddbb aXeXll eemmiXeennccbb ggbbkkeeccX eekkddoommbbhhiimm cceedXaaooeeaa mmeeppeeii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,11,22,40,48,6,22,6,14,11,18,14,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01111101 11110101 11110101 11010101 01010101 01010111 11010101 11010101 100101001 11011100 11010111 00011111 11111111 11111101 110101010 01110101 01010111 10110101 10010101 010010111 010010111 11110101 11010101 11010111 110100001 100010111 01010101 11110101 010100101 01010111 010110101 10011100 11010101 01011101 11011111 10010111 01010111 10111101 01010101 01110111 11110101 10011111 01011011 11011111 10010101 01011101 11111111 01010001 01011111 11111100 110011101 10111101 11010101 01110101 11110111 01111111 01010011 01011111 11011101 01010101 11010001 11000101 11110101 110100001 11011101 11010111 10010101 11010111 11011101 10010101 01010101 11010101 01011101 01010011 01011001 11010101 110010101 01110111 01010111 01011101 01110101 01011101 11111101 10110101 01010111 10011101 01011011 11010111 00110101 01110101 10010111 11111101 01011101 01111101 01111111 10010101 11111101 11011101 11010111 01011101 11011111 01010101 010010001 11011101 00011101 11011101 11011101 11111001 11010101 01010101 11110101 10011101 11010111 11110101 10011111 01111101 11011001 11011101 11111111 010011110 11111101 11010101 11010101 01010101 10010001 01010001 11010111 11010101 11011111 01010111 01011101 11010101 10010111 01110111 01010111 01111101 01010111 01010111 11010101 10110101 11010011 10010111 01111101 01011111 11010111 10010101 10100101 00010111 11110111 11011111 01010101 11011101 00111111 01110111 010001001 01110111 01110101 11111101 11110101 11110101 11111101 11010101 01010101 11000111 11010101 01010101 11011101 11011101 11010111 100010001 11010111 01011111 01010101 01110111 11001101 11111101 11110111 01010101 11010101 11010001 01010011 11010101 11111101 11010001 01010101 01010101 11011101 10010111 11011011 11010101 01110111 11111111 10110111 01110101 11110 111 11001111 01011101 01110011 01010101 01011101 11010101 11010101 110010101 11010001 11011101 11010111 01010101 01010101 01110111 01010001 10110111 10110001 11010111 11010101 01011111 01010011 01110101 111111110 011100101 101111001 01110101 01011101 01010101 0100101001 11010101 11010111 01010101 11010111 11011100 11011101 110010101 100111001 01010111 10010101 10111111 01000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 666
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 238
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; had, stone, her, to, she, and, his are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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