This is an analysis of the poem The Stranger In Louisiana that begins with:

We saw thee, O stranger, and wept!
We look'd for the youth of the sunny glance,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abbccddeeffee Aggeehhiijjee Addaaccaakkee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,13,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111011 1110100101 1110100111 0100110101 0100100101 1110100101 11110110111 101001101101 11111110101 010100101 00100100101 1111111101 1110110111 11111011 1110100101 101111111 1100100111 11110111101 1110110111 0010101101001 01001000101 0100110101 11110110111 11111111111 1110110101 1010110111 11111011 1110111101 10100100101 1110101101 10100101101 1110111101 111110111 11111101101 1100101101 101110111 101110011 111100101 10110110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 582
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; he, his, we, him, her, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, the, he, tell are repeated.

    The author used the same word we 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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  • summary of The Stranger In Louisiana;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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