This is an analysis of the poem The Delectable Day that begins with:

The boy on the famous gray pony,
Just bidding good-bye at the door,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb cded fgag fcXc cbXb dded X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010110 11001101 1011011010 101011001 010110110 11011011 111111010 01101011 010110010 01011101 1011010010 01101001 0110111111 11011001 1011110010 111001001 1110100100 101101001 1010111010 101001001 110111111 11001001 10100110100 01001111 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • summary of The Delectable Day;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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