This is an analysis of the poem At The Hacienda that begins with:

Know I not whom thou mayst be
Carved upon this olive-tree,--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbbX ccXdddXeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 1010101 1000110 1011101 10110111 1010111 1000110 0111101 1010001 1000110 1111111 1010101 0011111 10101110 1111101 1111101 1000110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; old is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word old is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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