This is an analysis of the poem The Second Sunday After Easter that begins with:
“Hearken! Afar on the hills, at last is it surely spring?
Have the sudden mayflowers awakened to see what the wind can... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ab aa ccc X dddeX dfff ghghh ii fi ibabb f eee dde d bhbib Xgg jgXjfff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,3,1,5,4,5,2,2,5,1,3,3,1,5,3,7,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 100110111001001 1010100010011011 1 10011101010101 111111111001001 1111100101011001 1011101101110111 10111001111110 01 01000101110110100 1 1010111110101 101 111011111111110 1 111110110100111 11001001101101011 11111010011111 01 1111100101101101 1 11101001011011101 11000111011011001 111111101101011 10100110100110101 1 10110100110101100 1 10100100110100100 1 1010011100100111 111011011011111 11 101001001001001101 1111011110101111101 100010011111001 111011111111001011 11101100111100101 1 1101101111111101 1011110110101111 100 111111011011111 101 1101110110110 1001 1001111111001011 11110010111110 01 1110110011010 11111 01011101011101101 01001001001011001
- Amount of stanzas: 19
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 63
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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, you, of, for, had, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words as, are repeated.
The author used the same words and, come 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 is repeated).
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.
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