This is an analysis of the poem Love In The Valley that begins with:

Under yonder beech-tree single on the green-sward,
Couched with her arms behind her golden head,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabacded fgXghici cjAjckAk kicichkh ljXjlala kgkXXeXe kdhdkkgk llclmaga fkbknebe gmomgkck kkXkleXe hinipqcq ikkkkehe keiegkih krfrXiki Xgcgkigi hoaochXh bnincoXo rdpdceje XGcgggXG hdXdeeae cckjagbg kkcklkXk keceglXl ndXdbkkkXiaaacimi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011101011 1001010101 1110100111010 111110001 11010111010 101011011101 1000101111011 11111110111 110101101010 11010010101 1000100101010 10110011001 110101101011 1010101011101 11110101110 1110100010011 1010100101010 10101010101 1011001110 111111111 1010100101010 10001010101 1011001110 11111110111 101010110011 100011011101 110101101010 100011010011 1111001101010 1010011011111 10101111010011 1010101110111 10101001110 1000111111 110110101100 10100110111 101010111010 100010010101 101010110100101 10001011101 10101001010 1011010101 101100101110 10011101000 101101111100 1001110101 1110101110100 1110111101 10101101110 1101110101 101011101010 100010110001 10101101110 1010100111 1010101110110 10101111111 101011101110 1110110101 110101101010 1101110101 1110110101010 1010101110101 10011011111011 1111010011 11111111100010 1111010101 100111011010 10101010001 101110101010 0011011101 100111011010 1001110101 1000111111 11011100101 1011110101011 11101011101 101011101010 101110101010 111010111010 1110110101010 1011101101011 1111110101 111111111110 10110001101 1010110100110 1001110101 0100101101110 10101001111 1001111101010 101011101001 111010101110 100110111101 101010101011 10101010101 111111101110 1110111101 1101010100010 10101110011 1110111101011 1111111111 11111101011 100101010111011 110111100110 11011011101 101010011011 1010101111 1000101101010 10101110101 10100011100110 11111110101 100011101010 11001010111 10010101011 10010000111 100100011110 11011100001 11010010101 110100010111 10011101010 100010111101 01110101100 101011110101 1010111101010 10101110001 1111101010 1110101101 1000100111011 10110101011 11110010111 10001100101 101010011010 101011110101 100010101010 1101010101 111010111010 101010010101 11011110110 101011110101 100011111011 10110000111 100010111010 101110110101 101010111111 1100110111101 10011101111 1011110101 11011101011 0110101101 11011110010 10101011111 110111011011 1011111101 101010101010 10101010101 101010101010 10101010101 110101111010 10101010101 1011101110100 10101010101 1110101111 111011100101 1011111010010 1101010101 1011110111 1000101011 111111111010 11101011101 1010111001010 110110111010 10110100111010 1111111101 111111101110 10101110101 1010101110 1111110101 10111101110 10011110101 110100100010 11101110001 101110101010 10001011011 100101101100 1111110011 1011101111 10111110111 11111100010 10101010101 1011101111 1000101101 1001110101 10011011101 1111101010 10111011101 100011100010 10101010101 101010101110 11010110101 101111101111 11001110111 111010001010 11111110011 1001110101011 101010010101 101011100010 101011111 101010101011 11011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 208
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, her, as, it, fain, and, from, she, you, of, sleeps, yellow, with, cool, o, on, faults, like are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words tell, yellow, white, o, faults are repeated.

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

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