This is an analysis of the poem Heed Not! that begins with:

Heed not the cock-sure tourist,
Seeing with English eyes;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcdXdXebefaga bhfhbigi bjXjXkbk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 100101 1101010 100111 1001010 100101 1001110 1110101 1101010 1010111 001001111 0010111 1001011 110111 1101010 1010101 1101010 110111 1101011 1111111 1001010 110111 1110010 00100111 11101110 110101 1101110 110111 1101110 010101 1111010011 11100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 335
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

    The author used the same word heed at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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