This is an analysis of the poem From North Wales: To The Mother that begins with:

When the summer gave us a longer day,
And the leaves were thickest, I went away:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccbb ddee ddff ccgg hhff cXgg bbXbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1010110101 1010101101 111111001001 11101001011 0111100111 110110101 0110100101 10111101101 11111100111 1010111111 10110101111 1010111101 111010111 001101001001 1111101111 1101101101 1111100101 1101100101 111101111001 111011011111 1110101101 0101100101 1111111101 0110111111 1110101101 11111001101 1101110101 01111011001 1110111101 1110011111 1 1 10101111 11011101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • 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; how, and, they are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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