This is an analysis of the poem A Song In The Front Yard that begins with:
I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXaa bXcc adddcdee bbff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 110011111 1101101 101110011011 0111001 110100111 1101010 010100101 1100101 1111001 1111001 110111101 111101011001 1101111101 011000110 11001001111 101011011111 111011011 11110001101 1101100111 1110101111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- 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; they, i, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, they, and are 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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