This is an analysis of the poem The Silver Locks that begins with:
Tho' youth may boast the curls that flow,
In sunny waves of auburn glow;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbba bbcccb ddeeed fXfXff gghhhg iieeeiXddbbbd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,13,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110111 01010101 11011101 11010101 11110101 0101 11110101 11010101 101110101 101110101 01010111 110101 01011101 11010101 11010101 11010110 110111001 0111 11010101 11010101 111001001 110101010 11110111 0101 11010101 11110101 110111001 01110101 11010101 1101 11110101 11111101 11110101 01110001 11110111 010001 11010101 11010101 110100101 11011111 11010101 0101
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
- Average number of words per stanza: 35
- Amount of lines: 42
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
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; long is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words e'en, less, thy, long are repeated.
The author used the same word long at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Silver Locks;
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- idea of the verse;
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