This is an analysis of the poem Shepherds All And Maidens Fair that begins with:

PIPE, shepherds, pipe, the summer's ripe;
So wreathe your crooks with flowers; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaacXc deeebcdc ceeebcXc Xfbfceae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 1111010 01010111 0111010 0101001010 111101 11011101 1101101 11010101 010111 11110101 110111 11111111 110111 11011101 011101 11010101 110111 11111011 111111 11110101 110111 100010101 110111 11100100 111101 11010101 110111 11111101 111100 11111011 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; for is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines hours is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word dear at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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