This is an analysis of the poem His Wife And Baby that begins with:

In the lone place of the leaves,
Where they touch the hanging eaves, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccbddXeeX aabffXXaabccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011001 1110101 110101011101110 1010001 1010001 110101010111010 111101 011001 010111001111010 110101 1011111 110111010101110 110101 111101 111001010111010 110111 110111 111101111101110 111101 0011001 110110011101010 110101 010101 110110011101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; as, her are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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