This is an analysis of the poem Mary Rivers that begins with:

Path beside the silver waters, flashing in October’s sun—
Walk, by green and golden margins where the sister streamlets run—... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeccddaa ccffeeaa gghhddii jjiicckkXaaeeiicc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101010101001001 111110101010101 10100111010101111 101010100110111 101111111011101 101001111010011 101010100011111 011010101110101 10101101011001 1010100101010111 101110101010101 1000111010100101 101110101010101 101011101011001 101011101010110 101010101010101 111011101010101 111110111000101 100010111010111 101010101010001 101110101000101 100011101010101 101011110010101 101010101011101 110110101010101 111000101110001 001110101010001 101011101010101 001001101011101 101111101011101 111010111010101 001110101010001 111010101110011 1011111111111001 111101111010111 101110101010101 101110110010101 111010101010001 0011101010001110 1111101010101010 111111111110001 111011100111011 011011101101101 100010101110101 111011101011001 111010101000101 111010101110101 101111101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 612
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, with, twenty, of, she, all, us, our, still, you, me, in are repeated.

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  • summary of Mary Rivers;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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