This is an analysis of the poem As On A Holiday that begins with:

As on a holiday, when a farmer
Goes out to look at his fields, in the morning, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcddXcef aagdhhihd jdjchXddX kchlcjhhbh bmhjdhcc cgdefmdkldj falllXfifd nblh jXdkhbdfn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,10,8,11,10,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011010 11011010010 101101101011 1101100010 10101001 10101111 1101010101 0101101001 11000101 11010100010 1111011010 1011000001001000 1101000110101001 111001011110 100011011110 101101001010 110001111000010 110010100101 10011100101 11111101100 110101011 100101001011101 101000101 101010100101001 01010001 1111101010 010000101 111010011 111101 101001001001 01010111001 11001101 0101011011 111111 001010100 1110110110 10001 11100110101 1001011011 1011001110 0101010010101 10100110001 1001101110110 111001010 100100010010 1101000100 01101100100 11101010100 0010101101 010111 101001 110111001 11001111001 010101101 11101010 01001 10101110 0100100110 1001101001 110100101 100111 010101 101001010 1010010 01111110 111110 010110011 101010110 010000101 001010111010 10100 01 10111 1110101 1011110010 10111010 11101010011001 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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