This is an analysis of the poem The Dust Of The Way that begins with:

I'm weary of the summer lanes, and of the blackbird's lay;
I'm weary of the red cock that crows at dawn of day:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcDC eeccbafaXffaabcDC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01000101100101 0100011111101 01010101011101 1010011101001 0100111101110 010011110111 10110111110101 1010101010111 010001001010111 010001010100101 01010101110101 1011011101101 0110111101110 0110111101111 101110111111001 01111100110101 010001011100101 110101001110101 01010111011111 1011011101101 0110111101110 011011110111 10110111110101 1010101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 461
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i'm, that, and, winds are repeated.

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

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

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