This is an analysis of the poem William House And Family that begins with:

Come all kind friends, both far and near,
Come listen to me and you shall hear -- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd Xeff gdhc aahc cchc aaaa ggff iigX aahX ggij eeee iiee ggXc iXii iicc ggjjXecaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 110011111 000100111 10101001 11011100 11011010 01110011 11110101 011010100 110100111 0100101001 111101101 11011001 01110011 11011101 11011100 01111101 11011111 11111100 01010110 01011101 010110100 01011111 11100101 01010101 1110111 01011001 11110111 1101010101 11011111 11011001 01011101 111100101 11010101 101111111 111011010 1010110111 111010101 110101100 111110110 01111011 10111111 11010111 01011101 11110101 01010111 11011100 010011101 101010111 010100101 11111111 11010101 10111101 11011101 1101001 0101011011 1010101111 111011010010 01011011 11010101 1101010101 11011111 1010101101 11010100 101010101 11011111 11111111 11110011 11010111 01111001 1010111101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; and, they, family, his, your, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words come, they, the are repeated.

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

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