This is an analysis of the poem Marthy's Younkit that begins with:

The mountain brook sung lonesomelike, and loitered on its way
Ez if it waited for a child to jine it in its play;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbbccdddd eeXfggddhh ggddiicccc ccddddiiaa aaeeddggjj ddjjddffggXddddbbjjaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01011100001100101 10010101010001 01101011111101 010101011111111 011111010100011 010111010010101 01110111111111 11010101111101 11110101010101 11110101110101 1111010110101 10110101110101 110111011101 11110111011111 11010111110101 0111110110101 01011111111111 11010101011101 11011101011111 1000010111111 10110101010101 101101111111001 01110101011111 01010101110101 11001001101101 11010111110111 111101011101101 10101110010101 11110101100101 01111101100011 1011010101111 011110011110101 01011111010101 11011111110101 11111101110111 111010101110101 1101010011101 11011101010101 001010101010101 101011100001100101 01010101010011 11011011010011 011101010100101 111000010110111 1100101110110101 11010101111101 010101011110111 11010111010101 110101000010101 11110001110101 11111101110101 11010001010101 01010011010101 01110101011111 11000100111111 111010101110101 11000101011101 111010101110101 10010001011111 11110111110101 01011111010101 11111100010101 111011100110111 11010100010101 1011010101111101 01110101111101 1011101011100101 101110101010101 10101110000110101 10010101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 609
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', wuz, three, years, ez, to, that, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, three, a, an' are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Marthy's Younkit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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