This is an analysis of the poem The Weed’s Counsel that begins with:

SAID a traveller by the way
Pausing, 'What hast thou to say,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXaaaaccddeeffbbaaggaaffccbbhhiijaiikkiiajllmmffXbccgghhnniiaaXfkkoohhhhbbddoo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 80,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100101 1011101 1010101 1110101 10010101 1011101 1000111 1000101 1011101 1010111 1011101 1110101 1000101 1010111 1010111 1010011 1110101 1000111 1010101 1000111 0110001 1010101 1011101 0010101 0011101 1011111 1010111 1011101 1011101 1100001 1011101 1010001 1010111 1000111 1010100 00100101 1111101 01010001 1110111 0010111 0010101 1110101 1011110 01010100 11100111 1110111 1110111 1010101 1010111 1010111 11110100 1010101 1111001 10101011 1011101 1110111 1010101 1010001 1010001 1011111 1110111 10000111 1010001 1110101 1010101 0100101 1011111 1111011 1010111 10100111 10010101 1110101 10111001 1111111 01100011 1010001 10100101 1110101 11111001 1010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 452
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; and, with are repeated.

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