This is an analysis of the poem On The Hoop that begins with:

The hoop, the darling justly of the fair,
Of every generous swain deserves the care.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXXccccaaddeebcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101010001 010010010101 0010001001 1101010001 0111011111 1101011101 1101010101 0101011101 11110101 1011110101 1101110111 11110100101 1101011101 1111110001 1101110110 0101010101 1101111001 1010000101 1101011001 1011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 842
  • Average number of words per stanza: 151
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; so is repeated.

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