This is an analysis of the poem Above The Gaspereau that begins with:

To H. E. C.
THERE are sunflowers too in my garden on top of the hill,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbbbb cccccccc dddddd eeeeeeee aaaaaa fffXfffX bbbbXb aaXaaaaa ffffffff aaaaaXaX gggggg dddddddd ffffff cccccccc hhhhhh eeeeeeee ccccXc bbbbbbbX bXbbbb iXiiiiii dddddd jjjjjjjj eeeeee ikkkiXXi ffffff bbbbbbXb elelle bbbbbbbb iiiiii gggggggg bbbbbb ddddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,8,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111 111101011011001 11001001001100 01101111001001 010010111110011 10111111101011 01011101011001 01011001001001 11111101011101 11011011111101 1010001001101111 11010101011001 01001001101001 1111001011001001 001101011001001 11101101101101 111101001011001 01001001101001 01101011001001 01111011011001 011001101101001 101011101001101 1001001101101011 101011101111101 011011011011001 10111001101001 11101001011011 11011001011011 001001011101101 101001101001101 11101001100111 11011001001111 001101001001000 01011011011001 01011101011101 10011101101101 01101101101001 001101011101101 001001001001110 11001001101111 011001111001011 100010100100101 111100000011100 101101011101101 101101101001011 01101001011111 001011001001101 001101101011010 0101111101101 11111101011101 001011001001101 00101001001011 101001011101111 101011001101001 11101011001001 01101001001111 11001011001101 11001001011001 11001001101101 01001101011011 11111001101101 01001101101001 11101111111101 11101011101011 10101111010001 1110111011001 1111101101001 101001001011001 111011101111011 11001101101001 011001011111110 0101001101011 101011101011111 101011011001001 01011001001011 01111111111111 101010001101011 1111110111011 11111011011011 10101101111001 101011101001011 01011001111001 11101011011101 011001101001110 11001011001011 00111101011001 111001001011111 11011111011001 10111001111001 11001011111011 01011001011111 01001101101001 11101011001001 11011001011011 11101011101011 01101011111001 01001001001101 11001001011111 11101011111101 01001001011011 11011111111011 110111010011001 11111101011111 11111101111001 101011011101001 101001011111001 010111010010001 11101001001001 101001001101001 101001101101001 11011101101011 011101001001001 101011001011111 01001001111001 001001011001011 11001101011001 101101101101001 11011101101001 11011101101001 11001111111011 0100101101001 1101101001001 1011111111001 1011111101101 01111001011011 1011111101011 1011111111011 01101001101001 111001111111111 10101111101101 1010101001010 11001001001100 01011101101001 01011101101001 1000101101011101 10100111101101 111101011010110 11101011101011 11011111011010 01001011011000 1101110100111 11101011111101 001001001011001 1110111011111 101001101001011 101101001111011 00100110111101 110011001101101 101001101101011 0100111011001 01011101001101 01011001101111 00100100111001 0110100111101 001101101011011 101101111111101 0111001001111 11011111001101 01011011111001 01101011101011 101101101001001 111001101011001 11011001001011 11101011001111 01001101001101 010101101101111 111101011011011 11101011001111 11111011001101 11101111001101 01101001001111 11001101011011 001001001011001 1110101111001 0100111011011 0110111101001 00101101101001 101001111101001 11011011001011 0010011101001 001100100111 1010010010001001 101011101101 1001100101110 101111001101001 110011101101 010011110010110 11001001011011 110110011010010 010010011011010 1100111011001 11001001001111 11001011001011 10100111001111 01001111011011 111001001011101 101001001011001 0011011110000101 0100010101101001 01101001111011 01101001011001 1100101101001 0100100110111 11100100101001 101001101001111 0110111011001 11001001011001 0101101001011 11001001011001 001001101110001 01011001101011 011001101101001 11011011001001 101101001001101 11111001101000 101101101011101 01011110001001 01001011011101 101001101001101 11111101111001 11001101011101 111001101001111 111001001011011 001010001011101 01011011011110 01110101001101 11111010011010 101011100111 01011001001011 01001001111001 11111001111011 1111001001011 111001101101101 111011111111001 0111100111101 0111101101011 11001001101011 11010111001011 11001101011001 01011001011001 111011101101001 1101100111101 001011001111001 1110110010001111 01101011011011 111011001011001 001101111101101 111111111101001 001011111001101 011011101101001 101001101101011 101001011001011 101001101011001 1010111111111010 11100001001001 01001001101101 01001101111011 010100100111 101101001101001 0100110111101 11101001101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 37
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 426
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 261
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, to, so, you, as, in, your, their, they, with, taking, i, my, ye are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, they, taking, whoso, and, i, from, because, not are repeated.

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

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