This is an analysis of the poem Laughing Corn that begins with:

There was a high majestic fooling
Day before yesterday in the yellow corn. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab ba ccc dXcX aeeXcbc ddXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,3,4,7,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101010 10110100101 111001000101 100101010 01100110 1110010010 11001110010 0111011 100101010101 1010101010 1110101011 1001110 011101 101001110001 111101010101 011011110010 101101101101 1110010 10010011 010011011011 00101101010 0101011110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines corn, laughter are repeated).

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

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  • summary of Laughing Corn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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