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

I nearly fell fair in my tracks.
I'm trudgin' homeward with my axe... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbXXcc bbddeeXX bXfXggbb eehhbbee ggffeXXX eehhbbff eeffXXXc XeeeiijX bXhhhXbb eejjeehh eeiieekk eelliihX ccbbkkcc aaeehhbb mmkXiXmmXeekkllee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011011 01010011 11110100 11000111 11011111 11111111 11111101 11111001 11000111 11011101 11010101 01011101 01001101 01011101 11110001 11111111 11011111 11110101 11100111 11010111 11110011 11010111 01111101 110101111 11011101 11010110 11110111 01101101 01010111 11110111 11111111 11110111 11110101 11010101 11110101 11110011 11111101 1111111 11111101 11011111 11110101 11111111 11111101 11110111 11110111 11111101 11111111 11010111 11111111 11110101 11111111 11110111 11011001 11111110 101111100 11110011 10011011 11000111 11011101 11111111 11110111 01011111 11000111 11001111 11111111 11110011 11111101 01111111 11111111 11111101 11110111 11011001 10111111 11110101 01111111 11010100 11110101 01110111 11110111 11010101 11111101 11110100 11011111 11011101 10110111 11111101 11010101 11111001 10111111 11110111 11111101 11000111 11011111 11011101 11110111 100111010 11010111 11011111 11011101 10011101 11111111 01011101 10011111 00011001 11110101 11010101 11110101 11011111 011100101 11111101 11111101 11111101 11010101 11001101 11010101 01111111 11011111 11111110 11111101 11110101 11110111 11111101 11110111 11111101 01111101 11111011 11110101 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 128
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, to, says, an', ', she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, an' are repeated.

    The author used the same word she 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 ' is repeated).

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  • summary of The Wooer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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