This is an analysis of the poem May Day that begins with:
Will you go a-maying, a-maying, a-maying,
Come and be my Queen of May and pluck the may with me?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabX Xcbc XXbX babX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 011010010010 1101101110101 0111010111110 0101011010101 11101011010 001111110111 101100101010 11011111101 11110101111010 11111111111 10011110101010 101110100110 111010010010 10101010011111 11011111110 10111011111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
- Average number of words per stanza: 43
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 11
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; maying, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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