This is an analysis of the poem Country Roads ~ The New Chum Road that begins with:

A new chum went, to ease his care,
A-many years ago,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdccd deddXfgffg hdhdcdccd diddieceeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,10,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 010001 01011001 010111 11011101 110001 11011111 01010101 110101 11110111 1101111 11111111 11011111 1110100 11110101 0111010 110100111 11010111 0101010 11010110 0100111 11111101 010101 01111100 110101 01010111 01110100 010101 111111001 0101110 11011101 110011111 0111110 01111101 1111010 11011101 01001101 1101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 a, no, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Country Roads ~ The New Chum Road;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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