This is an analysis of the poem George Menzies Poems that begins with:

One day, while passing 'long the road.
On a small book we almost trod;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcdd ccbb eeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 10111111 010101001 11011111 01010001 100101010 01010101 11000111 11101010 101001010 10010101 110110111 11011101 11101101 10010101 11110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; we, his are repeated.

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  • summary of George Menzies Poems;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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