This is an analysis of the poem Soli Cantare Periti Arcades that begins with:

Oh, I would live in a dairy,
And its Colin I would be,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cbca adad efef egXg fefXXabaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 1010110 11001010 110101 10110110 1111101 1001010 111100 10101110 1110101 10101110 110111 01011010 1110111 11101010 111101 111011110 1110101 10111010 0110101 01011110 1111111 10101010 110101 11010010 1010100 10111010 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; and, i are repeated.

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

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