This is an analysis of the poem To My Brooklet. (From The French Of Ducis) that begins with:

Thou brooklet, all unknown to song,
Hid in the covert of the wood! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd XcXc efef dgdg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 10010001 11111101 11110101 11011101 11010011 10110111 101111011 01011101 01000101 011111000 01010101 11010101 11010101 110100111 01010001 11110101 01011111 10110001 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thy, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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