This is an analysis of the poem The Yellow-Covered Almanac that begins with:

I left the farm when mother died and changed my place of dwelling
To daughter Susie’s stylish house right on the city street: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaa cdcdee cfcfgg abXbcX heheee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111011111010 01010101110101 111001111101110 11110111110001 111111100010111 11110111010011101 111101011101010 110101011101001 1101101000100110 11010111110101 110101011100011 111010101111101 0101010000100010 11001101110101 1001011001101010 101010101000111 11001101011011 111010101010001 110101110101010 01110100011101 1010101011101010 01110101111111 1010101011101010 11010101110101 110111001110010 110111000100111 111001011101010 111011101111101 11110101110101 11110101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 358
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, to, my, in are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Yellow-Covered Almanac;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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