This is an analysis of the poem A Brown Study that begins with:

LET them sing of their primrose and cowslip,
Their daffodil-gold-coloured hair, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabcdc ceXefaca gbbbfafa hihiXbab XgdgXbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111110 11011101 1111111100 101101111 1110110011 01011101 010111010 101011011 111110110 11101101 011110110 101011001 0011010111 11101111 111010010 111001011 0010011110 101101101 110011111 01011111 011011011 101001001 110010110 101101111 011010110 11011001 110111010 01011011 1111111011 01101111 1000010111 110111011 1011111010 011111001 0011111110 01001101 111111110 011111001 1111010010 101101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 328
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; their, of, brown, i, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words their, the, and are repeated.

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  • summary of A Brown Study;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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