This is an analysis of the poem The Chamois Hunter's Love that begins with:

Thy heart is in the upper world, where fleet the chamois bounds;
Thy heart is where the mountain-fir shakes to the torrent-sounds;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbcC ddcC eecc ffgg hhii eecCXffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11000101110101 11010101100101 110111111010001 110100101101101 111101111110101 110111101011111 00110101110111 11100111111001 110110111011101 00111111010001 11111101110111 11100111111001 1101111110101 01010101010011 010111011001001 01010011111111 00110011001111 111011111110111 01010101111101 11111111111111 01010111011111 0111000111001001 10110111010111 101000100111101 010111010111001 01111101011101 01011100011101 11100111111001 111110111111011 111111011101101 11111111111101 10100111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; heart, where, thy, and, i, in, it, my, of, to, that, for, may, thee, thine are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thy, and, with, to, that are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word thine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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