This is an analysis of the poem Hooray Say The Roses that begins with:

hooray say the roses, today is blamesday
and we are red as blood....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa bXXa cXdX cbXXeccXed X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,10,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010010100 111111 01101001011 1111101 1101 101101 011010101 1111111 0111100 1101 0110101011 111001011 01100101010 01101101110 0101 011010 11100111 01101 010101 1101111 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 123
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hooray is repeated.

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase hooray connects the lines.

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  • summary of Hooray Say The Roses;
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  • history of its creation;
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