This is an analysis of the poem Kate Kearney that begins with:

WHY doth the maiden turn away
From voice so sweet, and words so dear?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccdbdb efefgghaha fcfcii Xjaj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 01111111 11010101 111100101 11010101 10010101 11010101 11011001 11110101 11011011 010101010 11010111 110001110 11011101 11010111 01000101 01111111 01011101 110101001 010101001 010011001 01011101 11111101 11110111 110100111 10110111 11011100 11011101 10010000 11010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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