This is an analysis of the poem O Tell Me How For To Woo that begins with:
Oh! tell me, bonie young lassie!
Oh tell me how for to woo!...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aBaBcbXB adedXbXX XdadXXXX XXabXbXX XdXdfbfX XdadebeX cXebXbXX XdXdaXaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111110 1111101 1111110 1111101 1111111010 1101011011 111111110 1111101 11110010110 1111001011 11110111110 100110101101 1111101101 1111111111 1101001111 1111101 111111011 111111001 011110111110 01111011011 111101111 1011011110 01101011111 01011011101 111101111 11011011010 11001111110 11001101101 11111011111 110110110111 11011101111 11010101101 111110110010 11011011001 01011101101 111010011011 110010011010 1101011111 111110110110 11011101011 110011111010 01001101001 0101111111110 11111011111 010110101110 01011101011 0111101011110 01111001101 11110111010 1111011011 1111111110 11101101 1111011111 1111111101 11111011011 11111101101 110110011010 01110111101 01111111110 11101010101 110110110010 11011001011 11111110010 111111
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 356
- Average number of words per stanza: 72
- Amount of lines: 64
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
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; oh, tell, me, far, i, hae, to, for, and, he, his, o', ye, na, her are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words oh, far, it, i've, i, his, the, hae, and 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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