This is an analysis of the poem Maymie that begins with:

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Who that has seen some household idol fade... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbXbdbd bebXfefX bgbgahaX ececieiX fefXcjcj jkakkaka cgcglala jmjmcaca jcjcfbfb alalaaaa fcfckgkg bnbncoco dfdfbhbh hdhdacac cbcbbkbk leXekckc fbfbcccc clclcfcfXcacalblb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110 1111111101 11001010101 11010100111 101110101010 1101011111 11100001101 11100101111 1101110101 1101010101 0101011101 111110101011 111111111011 11011001101 0101011101 1111110111 1111011100111 1111011101 0111010111 10101011111 1110111001 1101101101 0101100101 1101110101 1111110111 0101110111 1001100001 111010111101 1111000101 1101100111 01010101010 11110111001 11010101010 1110100101 01010100111 10010101001 10110110010 1101110101 1101010101 1101010001 1101011111 01010101001 0111010101 1111011111 1111011101 1101011111 1101011101 11110010111 1111011111 1001010101 0100010101 0111000101 1101010101 1100110101 0101010101 1111110101 1101011101 1111110001 1001010101 1011010101 0110011101 1100110111 1111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1111110101 1101010111 1111010101 0011011011 11010101101 1101010111 1111001111 0111111001 11010101001 11010010111 010100111 0101110101 1011011101 01001011001 1101000101 11010101101 1101011101 0101001101 1011010111 11001110101 1001010111 1001011101 1001011111 0101010101 111110101 1101110011 1111111101 1011001101 1101111111 110110101110 1001110111 11110001110 1011010101 0100010101 1111011111 1111011101 1101110111 1111010111 0101001101 1101110111 1111010101 1101010101 0100011101 1101000111 1111010111 0101000101 10111010101 1111111101 1101110101 0101010111 1011010101 1011111111 1101010101 1101011100 1101010101 0101001101 1101010101 0111010111 110111010110 1111010101 1111111111 1101101101 1101110110 0111010101 1011011111 0101010101 10110101001 1011011101 0100010101 0100110101 1111010101 0101010101 1101001111 0101010101 1101111101 0101010101 0101110111 0101011111 0111010101 1101010101 1101010101 1101000101 0101010101 1101010101 0101110101 10111110101 0101110101 0101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 339
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 153
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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, ', her, their, what, in, to, thy, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words ', the, not, 'tis, remember are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase ' connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Maymie;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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