This is an analysis of the poem July Fugitive that begins with:

Can you tell me where has hid her
Pretty Maid July?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcbabab BdBdefgfhfdaXijifabcbcbX jhfhkhchXXabglXlfhkhXaha ldadcdfmXmXgfgfhbhfheaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,24,24,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111110 10101 1111101 111 1111111 011001 1011110 11101 11111110 101 1010110 010001 1010110 1010101 11001110 10101 1111100 010101 11100110 001001 101110 11110 11010 1001 110100 1001 1110001 10100 1110111 10101 1110111 1111 111101 111 1110011 101111 111111 1011 11100110 1001 1101111 10111 1111100 10101 1111100 11111 1010101 001010 1010101 001110 101101 1001 1111101 00111 1000101 111010 11010101 101010 101101 110111 011010 1011 1011101 1001 101011 1010101 01110101 111111 10010100 011010 1101111 10111010 1010111 10111 1110111 11101 1010101 10101 1111101 101110 01010101 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 541
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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