This is an analysis of the poem The Vassal's Lament For The Fallen Tree that begins with:
Yes! I have seen the ancient oak
On the dark deep water cast,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcc dbdbee fXfgee hchcbb igigcc jijicc eXekbb kiki cc lblbcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,4,2,6,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11110101 1011101 1011110101 10100101 101110111 1011110101 11011101 1110001 1011101101 1010001 1010101101 10100110101 11111111 10101100 11111111 0011001 11111111 101011101 010100101 1011101 111110101 110101 11010101 11110111 11011111 0110101 101111111 010101 001111101 11011111 11110111 111101 11110111 11100101 11110001 10011111 111101111 1100110 11111111 010101 11111111 11010111 01011101 010001 01110111 01000101 101000110101 10111101011 11111111 1110101 101110101 10110111 11111111 1101001001
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
- Average number of words per stanza: 40
- Amount of lines: 54
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
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; and, he, must, his are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, or are repeated.
The author used the same word he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines flew is repeated).
The poet repeated the same word die at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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