This is an analysis of the poem The Fairy Of The Fountains that begins with:

WHY did she love her mother's so?
It hath wrought her wondrous wo.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bbaaccde bbffccccggbbhhcciijjkkggkX cciillddbbhhggkkhhll aammllllaammgghhddbbddiimmddnmnmiinnhhhhccmmoobbldlellggmmbbhhhlllffkkhhllXhdd ddhhllgkbbddddddpX popohhccaaXlbhbhqq iimXaabpbpmgmX bbkkccllllmmllbb mmhhllggddddbbffXgcchh aappqqhhaagghhhhdd fXoo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,8,26,20,78,18,18,14,16,22,18,18,18,17,18,6,10,12,4,18,8,8,10,7,18,18,18,18,18,8,8,18,18,18,32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 0110101 111111 0011001 1010101 1011101 1010111 1010101 10111001 1000100 11010101 0101101011 0010001 0110101 1011101 1010101 1111101 1011101 1110111 10100101 1011111 1010011 01010111 0011101 10001111 10101001 0111111 1111101 1110101 10111111 11101010 11111010 10000101 1011101 11001010 11101110 1010001 1011111 10100111 0010101 1111101 10011101 11010101 011100111 1010001 1011101 1111101 1011101 1000101 1011111 00101010 001010010 1010101 1001101 01110001 1110101 0111111 10110101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1110100 10101001 1010101 0110111 11010101 10111010 0010111 1110111 10101001 1111101 1011001 10010111 1011001 1010111 1010111 0011101 00100101 1010101 10010101 11100010 10011010 0110101 1110101 1000101 0010101 1110011 1110011 1010101 00111001 1011111 10111001 0010101 1010101 1100111 0010101 111111 1010101 1110101 1010111 0011101 1110101 1011101 1011111 1010110 1010110 1110101 1010100 1011101 1011101 1110111 1110101 1010101 0110101 1010111 1010111 0011111 1011101 1110101 1000101 1010111 1010101 1110101 1110111 10101010 11111010 1110001 1011101 11100111 1110101 1010011 10011101 1111111 1110101 1010101 1111101 1111101 10000101 1011111 10100001 1110101 10101010 11001001 1010111 1010101 1010101 1110101 1011111 1100101 1111110 10111101 10101010 1010101 1000101 0111001 11101001 0110101 1010101 1011101 1011111 101101101 1011101 1001100 11100101 1100101 1010101 1110101 010000101 1110111 1010101 1110101 1100111 1110111 1010100 0010001 1111101 1010101 1010001 1011011 1110101 1110101 1110111 1010101 11101110 1101111 1010101 10100110 11101010 1011101 1011101 1101111 1010101 1011111 0110101 1000101 1010101 0010111 1010101 1100111 1010111 10101010 11101010 0011001 1110101 1010101 1011101 1110101 1110111 00111001 1011101 1111111 1011101 1110111 00110101 10101110 11111110 11101010 1111111 1001101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1011101 1011001 1010111 1010101 1111111 1010111 1111101 1010101 1010101 1011101 0110111 1100111 1110101 0010111 1110101 10010101 1110100 10101001 10110111 1010111 1010111 1010110 1011111 0011101 10100101 1110011 0011101 1010011 1010111 0011101 1010111 0010001 1010101 1010011 1010101 1110111 1011101 1010101 11101010 1110101 10111110 0010111 1010101 1111001 1110101 1001101 1110101 11110110 1010101 1111111 1111010 1010111 11100101 1000101 10100100 1011001 1010101 11 1010101 1010101 1100101 0010111 11100101 1010101 1110101 1011101 1010001 10010111 1111111 11110101 1111101 0111111 1010100 0110111 0010111 10101001 0011101 0110101 0010111 10101001 1011111 1010101 1010101 0011101 10101010 10101010 1110101 1000101 10101001 1010111 1010101 10101001 1010111 10010101 01000101 01110100 1011111 1010101 111101 1011101 1010111 1111011 1111001 1010101 1111111 1010001 1110111 00110001 1010111 1010111 1000101 1011101 1110101 1011011 0110101 1111101 1010111 0010101 1110001 10100100 00111001 1110101 1011101 10100101 0110001 0010111 11101001 1010011 10101110 00101010 1010111 00111010 1010101 10100101 101001100 1011101 11111001 0010100 1010101 0110101 1010101 1010101 00101010 001010010 0010101 1001100 101011 1011111 0010111 1010101 1110111 1000101 1101111 11101001 1011111 10001001 10010101 10010101 1010001 1111101 1010101 1010101 10011001 11101001 1110101 0010101 11101110 100111110 1010101 0010101 1111101 1110101 01110101 1110010 1110100 10111101 1110101 1010111 1010101 1010111 1011101 1000111 1110101 10101010 10101010 1110001 0010101 1110101 011100 1010111 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 0110101 10100111 10011101 1110111 1011001 101101 1110101 1111111 1000101 1011110 1010101 1011111 1110101 1010111 1111101 1010110 1110101 1011101 1010101 1001101 0110011 1110011 1110101 1000101 11111011 11101001 1011110 1011101 1110101 0111001 0110111 1010111 1011101 00101010 00101010 1111111 1010101 1110011 1010101 1010101 0011101 10101001 1010101 1110111 1111111 1011111 1101111 10111011 10011001 1010101 11010101 10100101 1010101 1101111 1111101 1110011 0111101 1110101 1100101 1010101 101101 0010101 1010101 1010101 0011101 1111101 1011101 101011 1011101 1110101 1111101 1110101 0111101 1100111 1010101 1110111 1010101 10100101 111011 1010111 1010101 1010101 1110101 0111111 10001001 1111111 1110111 100111010 1011101 1011101 1011101 1010101 1010101 1111101 1010101 1110111 11010101 1111111 1010101 1110101 0011001 0010111 0011101 1111110 1010101 1000111 0010111 1010001 1010101 0011101 10101001 10101001 10010101 10101101 0010111 1110101 1000101 1010101 1010101 1110101 0110101 1011101 1010101 101001010 00101010 11100110 11111010 1011101 1010101 1110111 1011101 1001101 1010101 1010101 0010101 1010101 10100101 0011101 1000101 1011101 1010101 1010101 1000111 1011001 0010001 1110101 1010101 1011101 00101001 1011101 0010111 11100110 1111111 0111011 1011101 10111010 10101010 0011101 1110101 1011101 1010101 1010111 1010101 1010101 10101001 1110110 1011001 1000101 01010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 35
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 520
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 586
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; and, of, her, to, by, banished, upon, he, but, that, for, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, she, must, by, banished, for, he, not, wherefore, henceforth are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ray is repeated).

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

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  • summary of The Fairy Of The Fountains;
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  • history of its creation;
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