This is an analysis of the poem Overheard On A Salmarsh that begins with:
Nymph, nymph, what are your beads?
Green glass, goblin. Why do you stare at them? ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdcdab d efef gbdXgdbd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,4,8,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111111 1110111110 101 1 101101 1 110111001 10011110 10111101 111011110 101100111 101101110 111110101 11101001 1111110 1 10100101 111111101 11110 1
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
- Average number of words per stanza: 23
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; them, than, better are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word better is repeated.
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