This is an analysis of the poem A Newport Romance that begins with:

They say that she died of a broken heart
(I tell the tale as 'twas told to me);... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXX dede Xfaf fbfb cgcg Xbab abab hihi cjcj abab XaaX aaaa kjkj dhjh gaga ldld fkfkXgaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111100101 110111101 1010110101 00111101 0101101111 0110010001 1110100111 00100100 1101110001 10100101010 1111101101 11001010 1110100100 1111101111 110100111 0101101 1111011101 11111111 011111101 00111101 1101110111 111000101 1010111101 0010101 0100100100 010011101 011100101 11100101 110011101 110100101 1111010101 0100101 101010111 10101001101 10100110101 10101001 1100100111 1101100111 1010101001 1001001 010110111 00110111101 0010010111 10100101 1001001100 010101101 1111011111 00100100 1100101111 1110100101 0011100101 10100101 0110100111 1010100101 1110111111 00100111 1110010010 1010110101 1100101110 0111001 1010110101 1011001101 010100101 0101101 11100101111 0010110101 1110110101 1100101 1111100101 11111111101 1110101111 10101101 1101110101 1100100101 1111100101 11001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and 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.

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