This is an analysis of the poem Needwood Forest that begins with:

Part I.
Needwood! if e'er my early voice... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbacddeedd ffgghhggbbacddbbiiXgjjjjggii jjeeiikklmiijj iijjddggggXjgghh ddnniiiijjoo hhooaXffggggjj nniiggacbboopp iihhiinn ooggbBBnnddffddhhbbeeiiiiddnnkkii ppggddggbbddiiiinniippkkddiibbaa iiggiijjmmjj X ggiioojjppaa iijj jjddggbbii eeffhhkkggiiddqqgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,10,28,14,16,12,14,14,8,33,32,12,1,12,4,10,23,12,20,22,16,16,16,12,14,1,12,6,12,6,8,10,8,12,24,12,18,38,6,18,12,1,4,12,18,14,56,4,16,8,10,1,10,77,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11 100101101 11110001 0101101001 11110100 010010101 11111101 11111111 11010101 01111101 10110111 11111101 010011101 11010101 11011101 11010101 01011101 100101110 110101010 01110101 01010100 10110001 10010100 11111101 01110101 010101001 11010001 01110111 01110101 11000110 11011101 11010101 01110101 11110101 11000101 110101011 0100011 11010101 11110101 110101011 11010101 11010101 11011101 11010101 11010101 110010101 011100101 11010101 010010101 11010101 010110111 11110101 11010101 110010111 11011101 10010101 11110101 10111101 11110111 10010001 11011101 01011111 11111011 101010101 11000101 110101110 010100010 11011101 11010101 11010001 11010101 11011101 11010101 101110101 10010101 11010101 11010001 110110101 01100101 10010111 11111101 1100100101 001100001 00110101 01010101 11010111 01010100 01010001 010111001 011101001 11011101 01011101 110101001 11010101 110100100 10110001 11000101 01010101 11011101 01011101 100101101 11010101 100000100 11111101 10110100 11010111 11010101 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0100111001 11110001 01010101 11010001 10110001 01110001 11011101 11110101 11011101 100110101 110100101 110010001 11110101 11010101 1101010001 01010101 01010011 01010101 11010111 01010101 10011101 01110001 11010101 11010101 11111111 111001001 101100101 11010111 10011101 01010101 11110101 10011101 11111101 11000111 10110111 101011101 11010101 11011101 01011101 11001001 01110111 11110101 01010101 11110101 11010101 1010100101 01111111 010001110 110010101 11111101 11 11010101 111101001 11110111 010101001 110010101 11010001 10110101 10010101 1010101001 110111001 101011001 110100101 11110101 11011101 11010101 10010111 11010101 1001111001 11110111 01010101 011100101 11010101 110010111 110011101 11010101 11010101 01010101 01010111 1101011 11110101 101110001 10010111 11110101 11010101 01010101 10010101 110100101 11010101 101101111 110100111 01010101 110101101 01010101 01010001 11110101 111101001 100100110 01000101 110010111 01011111 010010111 010100101 11010101 11001101 11110111 11010101 111100101 01100101 11011101 01011101 11110111 1111001001 11010101 10111111 10010101 11010101 110010111 10010101 11010101 1101101 111100101 11010011 101110101 11010101 110101001 11010101 1100111 01100101 11011101 11010101 01011111 1111010001 01111111 01010111 11110101 10010101 111111010 111101010 11010101 11011101 10111101 11011101 11101101 11110101 11101101 11111111 01011111 10010101 0101011101 110110101 10111101 10010101 01010101 11011001 11110101 10010111 01110101 11010001 110111001 01010101 01010101 11110101 11011101 11010101 11010101 11010101 01010101 11110111 11010101 11111101 11010101 11000101 110000101 00110101 11011101 010100101 111111010 010001010 11110101 110001001 10111101 10010101 10010101 0100001001 11001011101 110110101 10010101 11100001 11010111 110111001 10110101 11010101 111101010 1001111010 11000101 010100101 11111101 010111010 111111001 10110101 10110101 110100111 11011111 01001101 10110101 11110001 11011101 01110101 11110101 11011101 10110101 01010101 11010101 01010101 110100101 100010101 11110101 01100011 11010101 10111101 01110111 110110111 01110101 01010111 11011111 11110101 10010101 10110111 01011111 11110101 110101001 01110001 010011101 101011101 11111101 11110001 11111101 11010101 01010101 01110111 11010111 01011101 11110101 01110111 111100111 11110111 11011101 11010111 01010101 11010101 11010101 10111101 11 10111101 111101010 11010111 11010101 11110101 11010101 101101001 110110101 11011101 01100111 10110001 11011101 00111101 11010101 11010101 01010001 11110001 01010101 010100101 11010101 11110101 110100011 010010101 10111101 10110101 110010101 11010101 01100101 110010101 111101001 110110101 10110111 11011101 11110011 11010101 01010101 11011101 101100111 11111101 110001001 110001001 11110101 110100101 0100101001 11010101 110101001 11010101 11010101 010011101 11010111 111101001 0101111 10011101 110101001 11100111 11010101 110101010 111111010 01011111 110100101 11010101 110101001 100111001 11011111 11111101 11010101 11010011 11010111 11010101 11110101 01010101 111100101 11111111 100100011 110110001 11101111 11111101 11010100 11010111 010010101 110110101 11011111 11011111 11010101 01110101 11010101 110001001 111101101 010111001 01011101 111101001 11011101 110010101 10110101 01110111 11010101 110110011 111000101 01010111 10010101 110100101 11110101 10010111 01010101 11011101 11111101 110100110 11011100 10110001 01010001 10011111 110111101 10110111 11010101 11110001 11010011 1011101 1000101010 100010011 01010011 10110101 11010001 01001101 11010101 11110101 10110101 11110101 11110101 11111101 11010101 11000101 110100101 11110101 110010111 11011101 11010101 11110101 010011101 11110010010 0101010010 111100111 110100101 11 11010101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11010101 10010111 100101110 1011110010 110010111 1001011101 10010111 010010101 01010101 01110101 10111101 11010101 110101011 110100101 110100101 01010101 100101001 11010101 10011001 01001100 11010101 11010001 1010101001 111100101 11010111 10010111 11010111 11010101 10110101 11110001 11010101 11010111 11111101 11010010 100010111 11000101 101101110 1111001010 11010101 10011101 100110111 11010101 11010111 10110101 11010111 11010101 11010101 11110101 111111001 100110011 110011111 10110001 10010111 10010101 11111001 11010101 11110111 11011101 1001001 11110101 110011101 10110001 1000101 11010101 10110001 11110011 111101001 11110111 11110101 11011111 11010111 100101011 110111100 10010101 11001101 111101001 100111110 11110101 101110111 110100101 110010101 11010101 101100111 11111101 11010101 11111111 11010011 11010001 110101010 11110101 11010101 01010101 010110111 11000101 11110101 11010101 01010001 111100101 1100111001 01110001 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 57
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 527
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 824
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thy, my, and, of, with, their, your, to, his, for, her, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, and, whose, of, detecting, the, no, thus, your, so, his, ere, now, 'no, 'shall are repeated.

    The author used the same word down 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 eloquence is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase here connects the lines.

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