This is an analysis of the poem The Old Road that begins with:
THE ROAD is left that once was trod
By man and heavy-laden beast;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef cdcd XaXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 01011111 11110101 11110101 11010101 11011111 11111111 11010111 01111101 110111101 01110101 01010101 11110111 11110011 11011101 11111101 110101011 11010111 10110011 11111101 11110101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
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