This is an analysis of the poem The Oriental Nosegay. By Pickersgill that begins with:

THROUGH the light curtains came the perfumed air,
And flung them back and show'd a garden, where... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdebbffdXdegg hhiijj ffhhkkll llaammnn jjfffffaaffhhhhkkooaad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,6,8,8,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010011 1101110101 0111110011 1111000101 0101011101 1101010101 1001011100 0101111100 1101011011 0101010001 0011010111 0111111111 1101111100 010011110 11011011011 1101000100 1111110011 1111011111 1001010101 11000011101 1101001111 1101111100 1111011101 1111110101 1101010001 1111010001 1100010101 11000011101 11010100101 11010011101 1101101101 1011010011 1101010101 0111110101 1001011111 1101010001 11001111010 11110111010 10010111010 01110101010 1111110001 1111010011 1101110101 0101010101 1011111111 1011010001 1111011100 11110000101 1101001101 1111111111 1110110101 1111001111 0110010101 1101000101 1100010101 1111010101 1101001101 11000101010 01110111010 1101001111 1101101101 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 536
  • Average number of words per stanza: 99
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; her, and, that, to, too, so are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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