This is an analysis of the poem Leonainie that begins with:

Leonainie--Angels named her;
And they took the light... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXXcb adadcccd XeaefffX ededgggd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 11101 00101110 00101 11101010 11101010 11111001 00101 00101010 11101 10101010 10101 110001011 10111011 10111111 00101 10101010 00101 111001010 11101 10111111 11110011 111011 10101 11110110 10101 10101010 10001 100111110 00101110 111010 01101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; and, her, me, you are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, you are repeated).

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