This is an analysis of the poem Pity Me, Loo! that begins with:

On the sunset borders of the mountains I stray,
Of a dear home dreaming 'yond the snow peaks far away,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbX DeDdceX ffeceX XegcgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101110001011 0011101011101 10100101111001 101010010000101 101110001101 100110100110100110 11111111 01010101 11111111 1111 010101 101110111101 100110100110100110 101010111001 111110011101 1010101011011 101010011101 111110101111 100110100110100110 001110101011 111110111001 1010111001011 1011101000101 101010111011 100110100110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 323
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (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; of, la, pity, loo, me, there are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines la is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word loo at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase la connects the lines.

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