This is an analysis of the poem Dinna Think, Bonnie Lassie that begins with:
'Oh, dinna think, bonnie lassie, I 'm gaun to leave thee!
Dinna think, bonnie lassie, I 'm gaun to leave thee;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
- Closest metre:
- Сlosest rhyme:
- Сlosest stanza type:
- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 32
- Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 13
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, i, think, bonnie, lassie, 'm, gaun, to, leave, dinna, 's, and, gang, night, eerie, gate, ye, hae, dark, 'll, that, dearie, my, day, hauf, but, me, winds, mair, never, his, ' are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words dinna, far, but, never are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee, eerie, dearie, me, ' are repeated).
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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