This is an analysis of the poem O Johnie! Can You Pity Ony that begins with:
O Johnie! can you pity ony!
Is your heart yet turn'd to stane?...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXAbabA XaXacdcd ceceXXXA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111010 0111101 1110111 1011101 11101110 1111111 11111110 1011101 11111010 1111101 11110111 1110101 111111010 1000111 10101110 1110111 11101110 1110111 00111010 1010111 110111010 1111101 1110111 1011101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
- Average number of words per stanza: 51
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; i've, here are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words here, owre are repeated.
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