This is an analysis of the poem The Faith Of Old George Jones [2] that begins with:

Long faces, hangin' lips an' eyes without a smile,
Meegrims an' mulligrubs, mournfulness an' moans,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBabacaC DedeffXfXCDcdeBeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101110101 10110010011 100101010101 110101111111 11010101010101 11101110111101 1101011111101 1101010011 11111111 11000111111 1101011011111 110111011111 1010101111100 10001000111 1101010011100 1111100001111 1101010011 11111111 11110101111101 010101011111 11010101010101 10110010011 100100110001 110101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 408
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (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; an', it, you, times are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Faith Of Old George Jones [2];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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