This is an analysis of the poem A Song To A Fair Young Lady Going Out Of Town In The Spring that begins with:

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Ask not the cause why sullen spring ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xababcc Xbdbdbb Xeeeebb Xcfcfee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 110111001 110101001 110010101 11010101 10011101 010011101 1 10010101 111101001 11010001 01010101 11111101 01011011 1 11011111 01111101 11010101 110101001 11111101 11110101 1 11000101 01010101 11010101 11011101 11011101 00010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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