This is an analysis of the poem Armenian Folk-Song--The Stork that begins with:

Welcome, O truant stork!
And where have you been so long?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaa Xbcb dece beXe dfef XbXbXebab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 1111011 111111001 1101101 010111 110110 111111101 011111 1100101 0101101 10100111001 1001001 111101 111111 1010010111 1011111 101011 1101111 101110101 1110101 10111111 1100101 10101001101 01101001 101101 1111110 11111001001 10100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; came, of are repeated.

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

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