This is an analysis of the poem Mary Arden that begins with:

When a simple English maiden,
Nested warm in Wilmicote, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdefeAggeebgXgA gcfcahhhA befediXiAaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,9,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1010100 11101010 10000101 01101110 101100011 10001010 1010011 1010 10110111 1010001011 01100101 1001101 00101010 1110111 10111110 1111000 1010 10101011 0110111 11101111 10000101 11101010 1110101 11011010 1101101 1010 11111010 0010001 10101010 0110101 10001110 1010101 10101010 1001111 1010 10011010 1000101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 409
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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