This is an analysis of the poem Malcolm's Katie: A Love Story - Part I. that begins with:

Max plac'd a ring on little Katie's hand,
A silver ring that he had beaten out... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeXXfXgXdhfijdklmigndnfkbjaadnXdnblaaXnmalaXnegngebdnXkXdnbdoddXaladkohddagbdglabdlXndaddandaXndaagdodaaXgbamgdXlnabgbdXbaXcdnjdXXXaX aaa mmm ddd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 136,3,3,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110101 0101111101 0111011111 1101111100 11011111101 11110101110 1111110111 1111010101 1101011101 1101011101 1101010101 1111110001 1111010100 1110111101 0111111111 0111010111 1111110101 0111011101 0111010101 1111011111 0101010001 1101010101 0101011101 1100010101 01001010111 10110010111 1111011011 1111011011 1011110111 1111011111 0011110111 100100011 1111110111 01111111010 1111010101 1101111101 0111111111 1101100111 1110110111 1111001101 1101100101 0111110011 1101111101 0111011001 1111110111 11110011111 0011111110 1101110111 1111111101 0011010101 0101100111 1101010101 10010100101 0011010101 11110100101 1011010101 1101010111 1111110111 010101001001 1101110111 1001001101 1101011101 0111010101 1111001101 1010010101 11011100101 11010101011 1111110111 1111101111 1011010111 1101010101 1011110011 1101000101 1100110100 110100111 0101010101 1101011101 11001010101 1111011101 1101011101 1101011101 1001110001 1011110101 01110110101 0101010111 010100110101 1111110111 1101110101 1111111111 01100101001 1001111100 01110101001 1101010011 01001010111 1101110101 0101010101 0110010111 1100011101 0101010100 0111010101 0111010101 1001010101 0001011101 0111010101 1001010101 0111010101 01111101001 11010101110 010110100001 1111010111 1001000101 0101110101 1111010011 1111111101 001111010011 1101110001 11111111001 1101011101 1111000111 1011110001 1111111111 11010011101 1011110001 1111100101 0101111111 1111110010 1011111101 11110101001 0101110111 01011100100 0101010101 1011110111 11111111010 1101011101 1101111101 01011111010 11011111 011111001 10110101 011110101 01110101 11110111 01011101 01010101 111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 815
  • Average number of words per stanza: 152
  • Amount of lines: 149
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; ', i, his, rock, of, and, in, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the, and, a, who, his are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines sway'd, ' are repeated).

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