This is an analysis of the poem When Winchester Races that begins with:

When Winchester races first took their beginning
It is said the good people forgot their old Saint... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb caXa dede cfcc dfdf gdgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010111010 001001001111 1010111010110 1110010001011 010110011010 010011010110 01101001001100 111111010010 110111010110 111101001001 0010111110010 11101011001 10101011001 11111011111 101101011101 111111011011 110110110010 01101001001 1011110110110 11111101011 110111011001 1000110010110 111110011001 0101100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, your, with are repeated.

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

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