This is an analysis of the poem Almon Keefer that begins with:

Ah, Almon Keefer! what a boy you were,
With your back-tilted hat and careless hair,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcc ddeeeeffggX hhiibjeebbeeeeckggccbbllaaeeffmmXniiggXbjjee ffbbffoockXbfXnnckffffhhlloo oocchhoo jjhhooooXooeehhoo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,11,44,28,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010110 0111011101 1101011111 01110010101 11010001011 11010111001 01111101001 0111101101 1101111111 1101000111 100010011111 1111110101 1111010111 0101110101 0101011101 0111011101 0101110 101 0101010101 1011011111 0100011101 11100011001 1101100101 1011100101 1111111101 01110010101 1101010001 10001010101 1111110111 01010010111 1001001101 0101010111 1111010100 01110011101 1101011101 1101010001 0101010111 1111010111 1101010001 110010101 0111010001 01000100010 01010101010 1010000101 01111101101 0101110101 0101011001 11110010101 0101000101 1101111111 100010011111 11101010101 1001011101 01010010101 0101011101 1111010101 1101110111 1100010101 1011000101 1011111101 1101000101 1101101101 0101110101 1111011101 0101000101 1111010001 1011110101 1101110101 0101011101 0101011111 0101010110 0111010101 1101110101 11010101001 1111010101 11110011111 1101011101 1101000101 11001000100 1001011101 0011010001 0011010101 111010101 1111010111 1101010111 1101010101 1101111111 1101010101 0001110111 1011110100001 01010101011101 01010100010101 01110101010001 11100101111101 111110011010111 11100111110101 010101010111 101111110111 010010101110101 11010101010111 101010101010101 11110101010101 11010001010111 0100010100100111 1010101010111 1011110111 11111101010001 11011111010101 11011101010101 11110100010111 01010111010001 11000101010101 110101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 746
  • Average number of words per stanza: 136
  • Amount of lines: 113
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, in, of, '', his, ', our, with, while, heart, beats, young are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word while 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 young is repeated).

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase '' connects the lines.

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