This is an analysis of the poem The Woodsy Of The West that begins with:

Oh, woods of the west, leafy woods that I love.
Where through the long days I have heard ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcXc dedecece
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001101111 11011111 01001001001 101001001 101010011110 11001001 110110001101 01011001 11001111001 101111001 101011101101 001001001 111111000101 101011001 01001001001 11001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 338
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, for are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, and are repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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