This is an analysis of the poem To M.L. Gray, that begins with:

Come, dear old friend, and with us twain
To calm Digentian groves repair;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dbdbcc eeeedd fafagg hihibb jjjjaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111011 01100101 01010101 11010101 11010011 11001101 11010101 11010111 01010111 11110101 100100101 11110101 10111111 11110101 111100101 111000111 11011111 11110111 11110101 11010001 01000101 11110111 10011101 11111101 11010011 10010101 010011101 11010011 01110001 101110101 11110111 11111001 10010101 11010101 11011111 01001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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