This is an analysis of the poem The Lark Ascending that begins with:

He rises and begins to round,
He drops the silver chain of sound... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaXXccddeeffggeehhXXiijjhhkkeeddXXiiaaccffddllmmffccXXXmffdX fXnnffXcccffmmXXhhoohhbbaaddhXffmmXeeddddkknnaaaaccffffllff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 64,59,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 11010101 01010101 01010111 11001101 11010101 11010100 11000101 01010111 11111111 11000101 11010111 100110111 00010101 110111001 11011011 11010101 11010101 11110101 01011101 01010101 01010101 11010110 11000101 10110101 100101001 01011111 01011101 10010101 11000101 11011101 11010101 01000101 110010101 11010101 11010001 11000100 11010110 01010101 11001100 0100100101 110010101 110000101 11010101 11010101 01010101 010111001 01010101 11010101 11010101 11010111 11000101 11010101 01010101 010010101 01010101 110010111 11010101 111101010 110110001 11010001 110011001 110010110 01000100 11010101 101011110 11010111 11000101 11011101 01101111 01110111 10010101 01110111 01010001 11010101 01010111 10010101 01010111 110100111 110100101 11110111 01010111 11100011 11110101 11010111 11000101 11010111 11000111 11010101 11001101 11010011 01000101 01100001 01010100 11100101 0101110 0101001 11011101 11111101 11111101 111100101 01110111 11011111 111101001 110010111 100010011 01010101 01110101 111100001 01011101 11010111 00110011 100110111 11100001 00110101 01011101 010010101 11010101 01011111 11010111 1110101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 258
  • Amount of lines: 122
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; of, and, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, too, the, our are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines d is repeated).

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