This is an analysis of the poem Weeping Willie that begins with:

Whey our trooper hit wide water every
heart was yearin' back ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXdXdefaf gbhbfhXhijej kklkXgkgXghg gfXflfgfjjmX XgXgamXmenln XjljkfmfhgcX gifiXgagllXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110100 11101 001011110111 10 111010101110 001 11101010101 10101 111011101110 101 1010101010 100101 11001011111 1101 1010110010 1001 1010011111 10101 111110101010 111 11101110111 1111 1010111010 10101 0010111001010 101 11101010101 1100 111010101010 111 101000101010 101 101111100010 001 1110011010100 01 00111010111 10001 1010101011 10111 1010101011 10101 11100010011 1001 111010100010 111 01111010111 0101 11101110001 1001 10111110101 1111 011110101010 101 101000101110 101 10101010111000 1 111100101010 001 1110111100 010111 10011011111 1101 111111011 100001 111010111010 111 11111110 1010011 1010111001 10101 1110111111110 001 1011111001 10101 1011001011 10111 101010100010 111 101010101010 101 101001110001 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • 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; 'n', in, he, of, 'fraid are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words 'n', 'fraid are repeated.

    The author used the same word in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Weeping Willie;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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