This is an analysis of the poem Said The Skylark that begins with:

'O soft, small cloud, the dim, sweet dawn adorning,
Swan-like a-sailing on its tender grey;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
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  • –°losest rhyme:
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  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 514
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, to, love are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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