This is an analysis of the poem Once More I Put My Bonnet On that begins with:

Once more I put my bonnet on,
And tie the ribbons blue,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaBABcccccc dedede fgfgfg cdcXcd fhfhfh fiXiXi iaiaia jbjbjb XcXcXc fXfcfc ajajaj fjfjfj fgfgfg fcfcfc Xcacac Xhfhfh aBaBAB Xijijij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 110101 11010111 111011 11110101 110011 11111111 110101 01011101 110011 11010101 010101 01010101 110101 01011101 010101 11010001 111111 10010101 1100101 010101001 101101 11001101 110101 11111011 110101 11001101 110110 10010111 010111 11110111 11010001 11010101 1101001 11010101 0101011 11110010001 010101 1110101010 110101 110001100 010101 01010101 110101 10010101 110101 11010101 110101 11111111 011101 11010101 110111 11011101 011111 11010011 010111 11010101000 010111 01011110 010011 11011101 010111 11010101 010111 11110101 010111 010011111 010101 01011101 100101 11010101 110001 11110101 0101001 11010101 110111 0110001001 011101 10111111 010101 11010101 111111 11010101 101101 01011101 110101 01011111 110001 11110101 110100 01111111000 0100100010 11111101 01110110 11000101 0100110 010111100 0101010 11110111 1101110 11110101 1111010 11111101 110101 11010111 111011 11110101 110011 10110101 111101 11010101 111111 11011111 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • 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; for, his, and, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, for, the, his are repeated.

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