This is an analysis of the poem Henry Layton that begins with:

Whoever thou art who passest by
Know that my father was gentle,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXdabXXcda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111101 11110110 11101100 11110101011 110111 110110100010 10111110 11100 111 1101011110 0101001001 10010110 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 409
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Henry Layton;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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