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

Ah, Needwood! I, whose early voice
Taught thy shrill echoes to rejoice;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeccff eegghhffiigghjeegg kkddddggaaXaggee aaccaakkee kkeeeeaacceeaakkggXggXddkk iiiiffXegghhff eekkkdccgghXff llkXiieeccggddggiicciigghhmmggdXccffaacc ggggaaggXf nnooggccffXiddaaggddbbllkkggddiiggpXggkkggeeffhhccggddeeee ggffddigghhggllaaiiaaii g
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,18,16,10,26,14,14,40,10,58,23,16,38,16,22,6,14,16,10,8,14,16,14,8,12,22,12,4,22,13,12,10,8,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11110001 11110101 11111101 11010101 11010101 011101001 11111101 11110101 010110001 11110111 11111101 10110101 110010101 11010111 11001101 01011101 01110101 11011101 11110001 1111111 101100111 11111101 01001101 11110101 1101011001 10011101 11001100 11000101 11110101 11011111 10010101 11111101 110010111 111100111 11010101 01011101 11010101 10110101 01010001 010010111 011100101 11010110 110010001 101100101 11011101 110100101 10011101 100010111 11010101 01111111 11011101 11000101 01011101 11010101 101101001 101010101 110110101 11000101 10010101 100110001 01010100 11010101 11010101 11000101 101010001 01011101 101101001 01010101 11110101 0110101 11110101 10110101 1101001011 11010101 110010101 110101100 11010101 01010101 01110101 010111001 11011101 10010001 11111101 110000101 110111001 11100101 110101001 10111111 10110101 01000110 11110101 11010100 010010111 01010011 111010001 11010101 10010001 11010101 01010111 01010001 11011101 101100101 11111101 11100101 11111101 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  • Amount of stanzas: 35
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 605
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 582
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, his, and, you, to, her, no, so, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, you, and, what, such, rest, thy, this, so, if are repeated.

    The author used the same words o, yes at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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