This is an analysis of the poem Bells For John Whiteside's Daughter that begins with:

There was such speed in her little body,
And such lightness in her footfall, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abb XcXc cdcd bebe afaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111001010 11100011 001100110100011 0101001110 1101101101 111101011 1101001 01011011 10111011 101101011 110101 10100101010 10011101 011101110 1101001 1110111110 01111101 0111110110 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, in are repeated.

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