This is an analysis of the poem Lassie Wi' The Gowden Hair that begins with:
'Lassie wi' the gowden hair,
Silken snood, and face sae fair;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
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- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 332
- Average number of words per stanza: 63
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; mary, bawn, twice, ye, me, no, johnie, dow are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words o, twice are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word me at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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