This is an analysis of the poem The Laplander To His Rein-Deer that begins with:

HOW long, oh, my faithful companion and guide!
Thou hast wafted o'er deserts my car!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bCbC dede fafa gCgC haha icicXaCaC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111001011 1110101011 11111111101 101001101 1110010110011 111111011 11101101011 11011001 11011001001 1111101011 100001001001 101101111 111011001101 11101001 001101001111 01101001 111001011011 111111011 11101101001 11011001 11101001001 0101101 11111111010 11001011 111001011011 110111001 11011111101 11101001 111001011001 111111011 11101101011 11011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; my, and, thy are repeated.

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

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