This is an analysis of the poem 'A Gallant Gentleman' that begins with:

A month ago the world grew grey fer me;
A month ago the light went out fer Rose.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBabcc Xdedee efefdd gdgdbb hfhfcX bXbedX ibibjj iiiieX abaXaa bdbXbb hchcgg aeaedd dkdkff lhlhkX kgkgXh dadagg mdmdXX ahahnn XXXoXi hXhdcc bfbfkk aBabeX ioioXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101011111 0101011111 0111010110 1111111011 1101110101 11001010111 1101111101 1101100111 1101011101 1111110101 1101111001 1111110101 1111110101 1111110111 1011011101 1111111011 1101010111 0111011101 1111010101 1111011101 1011011111 1111010101 1111111111 0101110111 1101111101 1111111111 1101111101 1111010111 1111011101 10110100010 0101110101 0111011101 1101011011 1111010111 1011111101 10111010111 1111010111 1101111111 1001101111 1101011001 1111010111 1111111101 1111010111 0101110101 0111010111 1111010101 1110011111 1101100101 1101111111 1100111111 1101011101 1101111110 1111011011 1111011101 1111100111 1101110111 1111011101 1101110110 1111001111 1101010001 0101001101 1101111111 1011011101 0101011111 1011111111 1101010100 1101100111 1111010001 1101110101 1100110101 1101110111 1101111111 0111110111 1101110111 1101111101 1111010101 010111101 1111110111 1101110101 1111011101 1011011101 1111111101 1101111111 1111011001 0101111111 0101110111 1111010101 0111110101 11111010111 1111011101 1111111101 1101111111 1111110001 0111110101 11010111111 1101101111 1101111101 1101010111 0111010101 0101011101 1101010101 1101011110 1110111101 1101111111 1011010001 1111011111 1101110111 0111010101 1101011101 011101101110 1111111111 1011010101 1110011111 1111011101 0101001101 1111010111 1111011001 1111010111 1111111111 1100110101 1111010111 1111110101 1111010101 1101110101 1101111101 1111110101 0101110111 0101011111 1011010101 1001010111 110110111 1101101001 1100111101 1011010111 0101010111 0111010101 110111011 1101110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 138
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; fer, an', 'e's, rose, it, 'e, that, 'im are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, an', 'e, they, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word an' 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 one connects the lines.

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