This is an analysis of the poem The Yeoman's Son that begins with:

It fell about the edge of dark,
Between the sun and moon,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaX Xbcb dXaX cXeX XaXX eXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010111 01011101 00100101 00110101 0010101 010110111 010101 111110110 111011 1011101011 111101 11011101 010111 111100110 011111 11111011 1111001 11101001110 1011010 111100110 1100101 101011110 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; and is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shoon is repeated).

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

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