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:
  • Metre:
  • 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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  • summary of Dinna Think, Bonnie Lassie;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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