This is an analysis of the poem Country Towns - Portland that begins with:

Here she hides, an aged dame.
Here she dreams beside the waves.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababCdcd eeeebfbf cacafgfgXfefeCece
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1110101 10100101 1011111 1110101 1000101 1111101 1011011 1010101 1110011 0110101 1111101 1000101 1010101 0010101 1110001 1110101 0010101 1010101 1011101 1010101 1010001 1110111 1110101 1110011 1010101 1110101 1010101 1110101 1010101 1011101 0001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 242
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word here is repeated.

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