This is an analysis of the poem My Playmates that begins with:

The wind comes whispering to me of the country green and cool--
Of redwing blackbirds chattering beside a reedy pool;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabb aaaacc bbddaa ddeebb ffbbgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011100010010111 01010100010101 01110100011101 111011011010101 111010100011101 101011100110001 11010101111101 11010101110101 11010101100101 101011101010101 10011101111101 11110011111111 11010101010101 11110111110001 11010101110101 110111010110111 11010101010111 11111101110111 11011101010101 11010111011101 11111101110101 11010100010101 01011011110101 10101110010101 11010101111111 11010101111101 11111111111111 11111101010001 11011101110111 11101111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 357
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (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; and, of, they, my, her are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of My Playmates;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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