This is an analysis of the poem The Devon Maid: Stanzas Sent In A Letter To B. R. Haydon that begins with:

Where be ye going, you Devon maid?... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaba XcbXX XcXXX XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101101101 111111010 111010110010 0111110110 1 1111111110 11111010 110111101 1111100 1 111111111 11111010 11101001010 0111010 1 1111011001 111111011 110100101 11101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; ye, i, your, love are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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