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

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  • Rhyme scheme: a a bbccb bbccb ddeed aaffa ggXXg ddhhd hhddh bbeeb eeffe ddbbd aXeea ffeeX gXggg bbaaX i dddddd eeebbb fffccc bbbjjj kkklbl X egegbaba gkgeaeae mXmimmmm daXadedk lilihmhX ididhaha mdmdhdhd bblbhbhb fdfdgama cdcdbebe mdmdmdmX m
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,1,6,6,6,6,6,1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,8,8,8,8,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,1,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,1,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,1,6,6,6,8,1,1,16,12,15,13,12,13,7,1,7,7,7,7,7,7,1,8,13,5,1,6,12,12,7,16,11,16,11,1,8,8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11 1 100101010 111101010 01100111 01111101 11110110 10110111 11011101 1001001101 10110101 010100001 01110101 01111011 11101111 11011101 11010111 01010111 11110101 00110101 10111101 11010101 11011101 010111011 01011100 11001100 11110101 01110101 01011111 10110011 11010101 01010100 11110111 11011001 11010111 01010101 11010101 11110111 11010101 11111111 11010101 11011101 11110111 01111011 11011101 01011100 11111111 110100111 10010111 11010101 10110111 11011111 10111111 11110101 11110111 11011111 111111101 11111111 11010101 11110011 11111101 111111110 11111111 11111110 01010101 111001101 11111110 11111111 01011101 11011111 100010111 1101100010 1 1111 1001 01010101 1111 1111 11111101 1111 11011 10110101 0111 0111 11110111 0110 0111 11110001 01001 1111 11010111 1001 1111 01010111 0111 0101 11010101 00010 11110 011111010 1111 1111 11010101 1 010110101 10111011 1010110111 1101001 001110111 011111 101111111 111111 010110001 10101000 1011011001 1111111 110011101 110111 11011101 1010101 110011101 111111 11011101 110101 11011111 11110101 0110010111 0100101 1011100111 1011111 101011011000 01001001 111101111 1100101 1100101101 011100 1110011101 1110111 1010010101 0110111 111100111 1100111 011101111 110100 111101101 01111001 01010100 00100101 111111101 00111001 01001101001 10111001 111101101 0111001 101001101001 101101 10111101001 1110101 1100100101 1100101 1100100111 0010101 11101111 1100111 111111101 1110101 110100101 10101101 0010100101 1100111 101011101 10101001 101001000111 1100111 1010110111 10111101 111100111 11001001 110101101 10111101 1101110101 1111001 1111001001 10111101 110100101 1101101 010110111 00110101 1010111111 101011101 10101111101 1101111 101110101 10001101 110101001 1111101 011101111 111001001 1010111101 11001011 11101101001 1011110 0101011001 0101001 110101001 1101001 11101101101 10101001 111110101 1111101 1110111001 110101 11101100101 00101111 10100101001 0101101 10101101001 0101101 11110101 1111101 111110111 0100111 1101101111 110111010 1 1001101 1101101 100101111 1001111 1001111 01001011 1110111111 11101001 1101001 10011011 1001111011 11011011 1111101 111101001 1010110111 1001101010 1101001 1101011 1001001101 1011011 1011001 1011011 11101111001 11011010 1 110111001 10101101 110011111 0010110 011110101 011101 1011101101 0101011 0111101110 0111101 10010101010 001000111 01110100 00100111 1101010001 00100101 011100101 0100101 110100100 1111111 110101111 000111001 1010111111 11011001 11101101011 1101011 1011111111 00111111 1011111110 1111101 1100101101 10101101 1111110111 00101101 10111001011 11001011 0100111101 0101111 111111011001 1111111 1 01111101111101 11010101111101 11111111111101 11111101110111 11110111111111 11010011110101 10011001111101 11111011110101 111111101111011 110101101111111 11010111111101 001111101111101 11010101010101 11110011100111 11111111111101 11111111111111 1 1111 0101 11011111 0111 0111 11110101 1111 1111 10010111 0111 1111 1111010111 1111 1101 10111101 1011 1101 11110101 1001 1111 10110101 1110 1101 1111010101 1111 1011 11010101 1111 1101 01010111 1101 1111 111110111 1101 1101 1101110101 0111 1101 11111101 1101 1111 01110111 0101 1111 01111101 1011 0111 1111011111 1 1101010101 1011011101 1111010101 1111100101 11110001010 11010111010 1101010101 01010101010 1001010101 11110101110 1111110101 01101111110 110101111010 0111111111 01111111010 1100111101 110111011010 1111110001 11111011110 01011101110 11110101110 1101010111 1011111110 1101011101 1001111101 01011111110 100111010110 0111011101 1001011000 0111110111 11001111100 1010011001 11010111010 011101010110 0111110100 1001011101 1110110100 1101110011 0101000100 10111101110 01010011010 1101111101 1111010111 11110111110 1111110111 1101011101 11010101010 11000101010 1101010111 1111111111 0101011111 1010101100111 0101011110 01010111110 01010111010 11010110111 1111010111 0101110101 1111100101 1100010111 11010111010 11101111110 1011110101 1001010111 0101011101 0101011111 1011010101 1111111111 1011010101 1011100101 1 11010101 11010101 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101011001011111 101000100010111 111011101010111 101000100010111 111000111010101 1000010011110111 1010110101110111 101100100110001 1010101010010101 101011101010111 101110101011111 111111101010101 111000101010101 101011101011101 111011100010101 111010100111011 111000100110111 101011101011101 111110101011111 10101001011100101 111000100011111 101010100010101 1010000101010111 101110100111101 1 101010111010101 1110111111010101 1001010101010101 1011010101010111 1110101000010101 1011110111110111 1010101010101110 01101111011001010 1010101010111001 011011101010101 101010101110101 111010101110101 101010101110101 011110101110110 101010111010101 101000100011111 101010100010101 001011100010101 111011101011111 100010101010111 101110111010011 111011100111101 1110010101010101 111010101010101 111010100010001 111011101010101 111110101010001 101010101111111 101110101110101 101100110010101 1110111001011111 101011111011011 111110101011101 101010101011111 101011101010001 101010101010111 111110111110111 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  • Amount of stanzas: 117
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 835
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; as, to, her, and, free, ', i, said, so, no, through, of, what, my, you, take, new, always, time, had, baby, soft, thus, him, his, from, maiden, at, soul, its, in, he, that, for, your, bore, on, but, not, it, life, how are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, of, and, so, no, what, in, soft, green, longing, be, new, should, that, never, i are repeated.

    The author used the same words the, and, so, day, i 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 i, ' are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words i, ', dear, dead 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 i connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Moat House;
  • central theme;
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