This is an analysis of the poem The River Path that begins with:
No bird-song floated down the hill,
The tangled bank below was still;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd ee ff bb dd ee dd ff ff gg ee ee ee ff cc ee hh cX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110101 01010111 11000101 11000101 01011111 11010001 10110111 01011101 11010101 11011101 01010101 01010101 01010101 00010101 111100101 01010101 01010111 11011101 11110111 11111111 11100111 10111101 11110101 01010101 10111101 01110001 11110111 01110101 11111101 01010101 11110111 010000111 11111111 01010101 10110101 11011111 11010101 11010101 11011111 11010111 101100101 01111110
- Amount of stanzas: 21
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 72
- Average number of words per stanza: 14
- Amount of lines: 42
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; no, we, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, a, with, we are repeated.
The author used the same words no, 'so at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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