This is an analysis of the poem Lucy Hooper that begins with:

They tell me, Lucy, thou art dead,
That all of thee we loved and cherished... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaacddcbaXaaabbbbbebbe ffgghhXgdddicijkaakadbdbbbddaackkllc mcmcaaggjcddffccddkkaadd cgcgjXfXfbbjljlacXcmmmmhhcj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,36,24,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 110111110 101101010 11101101 110100001 01100101 11010111 01110001 01110101 11110111 00110101 01000110 01011101 01001101 10010110 11001111 10010011 00010111 11000101 01100101 1101111001 11110111 11011101 01010101 101111111 11010011 11110011 10011101 01111101 01110100 111111010 11010101 11111101 11010101 01110111 11010111 01111101 110100101 01010100 11011101 01101101 11011101 10010111 11110011 11010101 010001001 11010001 01010101 11000100 11000101 11011101 11110001 11110101 111001001 11010111 11110001 11010101 110101110 010111010 01011001 111110111 11010101 01110111 01110101 11110101 0101001011 11110001 011101011 11111100 01110101 010011010 110001010 1010100111 01001111 11011111 11010101 11110111 1010100001 11010111 010100111 11110101 01010101 01010101 01100111 11010111 11111111 11011101 11010101 11010100 11110101 11011111 0100011000 11110111 11110111 011101001 101111010 110010111 010101010 110011 110111010 11001101 111111110 11010001 01110101 01010111 110111001 011101 10111111 010010111 111100111 11001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 977
  • Average number of words per stanza: 177
  • Amount of lines: 111
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; of, and, in, thee are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, not, a are repeated.

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