This is an analysis of the poem Old Town Types No.11 that begins with:

As first I remember him: A red man, and tall,
Great Toll, the blacksmith, filled my childish eye.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbacaca XXddXefef XgddghchX igiiXfjfj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010101111 1101111101 10111001 10010101 0010001010011 11010110111101 11010100110001 1110101110101 1101010111101 011010001011 011011101101 1110101 1000101 10110101011 11010001110101 0110101111101 11010101100111 01010101011010 01010101110101 11010101111101 01111101 11000101 11110101011001 011101010101010 11011100010101 111111011111010 101010101010101 111010101111 100010110101 1000101 1000111 101101011101 11010101010111 101001101010011 11011101110101 11011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 468
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his, of, he are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Old Town Types No.11;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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