This is an analysis of the poem Father Ranney, The Cheese Pioneer that begins with:

When Father Ranney left the States,
In Canada to try the fates,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbccdd EF ccccgghh EF bbcacciiXfe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,2,8,2,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01000101 11010100 11100111 1101101 0110001 1110101 0111101 11101010 11111011 1111011 1110011 1100010 1101010 1010101 0001001 1111110 1100110 11101010 11111011 11101001 0101111 1111111 11011101 11111111 01001111 1101101 11110101 11111011 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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  • summary of Father Ranney, The Cheese Pioneer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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