This is an analysis of the poem Sym, Son Of Joy that begins with:

Now Joi, the rebel, he had a son
In far, far Gosh where the tall trees wave.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXXXX ccdXeefX GhghaXai aajXffjX fkXXeXeX gghXccfX hehedXdd cceXlliX gfgfjmjm ffeeiihX gjgjjXjX hhgXccgX GXgkfifX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110101101 011110111 111111101 010100111 010100111 110100111 1110101101 111111101 1110001110 0101011010 0100101111 011110111 111000111 111011101 1110110101 1101101101 1110110111 1010110101 11100100101 1100101101 1101110111 0110101111 1010100101 1100100101 111000111 1110111001 1011100111 11111011010 111000111 0010010101 0110111001 1100101111 1110111101 1100110101 1101001110 1101001010 0011110111 0010110101 1010100101 1100111001 111000101 1100110111 10100110101 011100011 111000101 00100111011 100100111 00110100101 1110100101 0011100101 11101101 010101111 11110110111 1010100011 110101101 1011100111 111000111 110101101 110100111 11111101 111000111 1100110111 10001001001 101101101 1100100101 110101111 1010011101 111101101 110100101 1111101101 110101111 1110110111 111001111 00100110101 111110111 00100111011 1110110111 101101101 1111110011 1110111011 11100100111 110000111 10101101 111110101 0101110101 010101111 1010111101 110101111 1110010101 011101111 11100001001 111110111 1110011001 1110100111 1110100101 1110111001 1110110111 100100111 111010101 100100101 1100101111 100100111 1011001011 100111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 345
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, they, and, he are 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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