This is an analysis of the poem The White Foxglove that begins with:

Reynard, the fox, was asked to a party.
"Come", they said, in your Sunday best,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdXdaad efefcbXbXXb gXghhiXiaai hchchjhjaXj ejXXhfhfXaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,11,11,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001110010 10001101111 11101101010 1111101001 111101110 11101101 101001110 11100101 010100 100100 11100101 10011111010 100110101 1111110010110 1110101111 01001001110 10110111 110110011100 101111001 111000 101000 1011011001 110010010010 1011011001 11111011110 111001001010 001010010010 1001001001 10010010100 1011100010111 101100 101100 100010111111 1100110010 0100110101 1100111010 110100101 01001001010 110100111 11010010010 101101001001 1101100 10110000 1010011011001 1001110010 1001111001 1010110010100 110100101100 111111001010 1101100101 111110011010 1101100111 111100 101100 100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 459
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word reynard at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines especially, disgustedly, graciously, perfectly are repeated).

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