This is an analysis of the poem Donald Ross that begins with:

A Scottish - Canadian tale.
By the side of moss...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcXddef gghhbbef iijjggkk aaccllkf iihhccfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001001 10101 11101 0101001 10101 001101 10001 110110 0011110 111011 1001001 011001 101111 011101 111101 111010 1011110 1010101 110111 010001 110101 11101 00101 101010 0101010 11111 00101 101001 110100 011111 111111 1010110 1101010 110101 010011 0101001 010111 010101 100011 1101010 10010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.

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

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

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