This is an analysis of the poem Ha'Nacker Mill that begins with:

Sally is gone that was so kindly,
Sally is gone from Ha'nacker Hill...

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababb cXcdd ececc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 100111110 100101001 101011011110 1101101001 10111001001 1001001010 1001101100 11011101010 101101001 100100101 101111110 10011101 111011110 1100101001 100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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