This is an analysis of the poem The Maids Of Attitash that begins with:

In sky and wave the white clouds swam,
And the blue hills of Nottingham... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cXdd eeXf ggdd XXhh eeee iiee eejj iiXX eeff hhkk eefX ggbb ffll bbff eeee aabb Xiff eeee bbmm cXaa eeii Xfee eenn jjii eeii eekk eeee nnbb eeaa ononppeX eheXeXjj qbqbbbjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111 10110101 110101 010101 10011001 11010100 0011010 1101010 11110101 01110111 010111 011001 110101010 010101010 1111010 1111010 01011101 11010100 011101 010101 11010101 01010100 111101 110101 11010011 11010101 110101 110101 11110101 10110101 111101 111101 11111101 01010101 110101 010111 01011101 11010101 011111 110101 10101100 11011101 100101 110111 11011100 11011101 011111 111110 11010111 01000111 100101 010011 111001101 010100111 011111 111101 01110001 11110101 010111 011100 01010101 11110101 010001 100101 001101001 10010101 110111 111111 11011100 11000101 101111 101101 1001111001 01010111 110101 010101 101110101 01110101 010001 011101 01011001 11111100 111111 110101 11010001 11011101 010101 1101010 01010110 01010101 1000111 0101001 11010101 11101111 011101 011001 11110101 01010111 010101 111101 01010101 11111100 110001 010101 01110111 11011101 100111 1110001 10110101 01010111 010001 110101 11111101 010100100 110101 111101 11111111 01010101 1011001 010111 01110111 01010101 01010101 11110101 10010101 11010101 1111110101 110101110101 010011101 100101001 11110111 01010111 11011111 111001010 0101010011 111101111101 10011001 11010111 11010101 11010100 11000101 00110111 1101010101 1101011111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 34
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 146
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; in, and, with, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, i, nor, are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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