This is an analysis of the poem Old Rhythm And Rhyme that begins with:

They tell me new methods now govern the Muses,
The modes of expression have changed with the times;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaXbbbB cdcdabXb Xeee XdcdXbbbbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,4,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110110010 01001011001 110010010110 01101001001 11101101001 01001010101 1101100101100 1011001001 1111 111010111010 11001011101 011000010010 01111001101 111010110010 11101101001 1111110110110 11011011001 010010011110 11001101011 110101111010 111001111011 011011010010 11011101011 110110110010 101001011001 110110110010 11101110101 1101100101100 1011001001 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, it, oh, i, and are repeated.

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

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