This is an analysis of the poem Having Crossed The River that begins with:
Having crossed the river,
where will you go, O friend? ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xa aaa aa bbXb aXaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,2,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 101010 101111 11101 110001 100010111 11101111011 110111111111 110100101 110010001 00100101 100101101 010100011 10010111 1010101111 111111001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
- Average number of words per stanza: 20
- Amount of lines: 15
- 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, in are repeated.
The author used the same word there's at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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