This is an analysis of the poem Orlie Wilde that begins with:

A goddess, with a siren's grace,--
A sun-haired girl on a craggy place... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABB cdXdd beff egehbehhggbXii ffbbjjccdd hXffXkfdlldeccbbfffXfiiddjjAABB ffbbffiijXXX jggjjbekkffmmm cchhmnmnn bXobiiekkeddccbXkknnX bXffbXbbXXffffjjffebbggbbddffXaXfiicc ffiiffjjjj ffggbX aaccXeffjjhh ffhffXjmmjjobbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,14,10,31,12,14,9,21,37,10,6,12,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101 011110101 01011111 10011101 11100101 11011101 11011100 01110101 11010101 11111101 01000100 11011101 1001011 1101010 11110101 11110100 11011001 01011101 10100100 01011101 11010101 11011101 01000111 11001011 011111010 11100101 01011101 1010101 11011111 11010101 11010001 11110111 01111110 01000101 11000101 11111101 11000101 1010111001 01010101 10010101 11010101 01010111 01010101 01010111 01011101 01110101 11010001 11010101 01111100 11010011 011100101 01011111 11010101 10110101 01111101 01011101 11011100 11111111 11011111 11110101 11110101 01010100 010011101 01010111 01000101 011110101 01011111 10011101 101011101 01010101 11011011 11110101 11110101 11010001 11011111 01111101 01101111 01110111 10111110 110100110 100110101 11111101 01011101 01010101 11010101 01011111 11011100 110010001 11010101 11011101 01011101 111010001 11111011 11110 10001 11110101 11011101 11110001 11111111 11010111 01110001 11010001 11010101 101110101 01010101 00111110 11011101 01010101 01110010 11101100 11011101 11000101 11101100 01010101 11110001 01110101 11010101 11110001 01010101 11010100 11110101 11010101 01011101 11110001 100010101 10011111 01010101 11010101 01010111 11011000 11110101 11011101 01011001 01010101 01110101 01010101 11001101 01010101 11001111 01110101 11111101 010010111 01100100 11110101 110011101 11010111 01010101 11011101 01011111 11011111 11010111 01010101 01010101 11011100 10010101 010101100 11010111 10010101 01010101 01010101 11010111 1010010011 11011101 110100111 01111101 11110101 11010111 11010101 11011111 01111101 11010100 100100101 1100111 11011101 01010011 11011101 111100010 01011101 01010101 11000101 11111101 11011100 11110100 11010101 11010101 111111110 01010011 01010101 110010101 11110101 011100010011 11011101 01011101 01011001 1110101100 111111101 11010100 01001101 010001111 11110101 11010100 1111010011 100010101 110011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 470
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 205
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; we, and, of, that, i, thy, to, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, we, and, of, it, to, in, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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