This is an analysis of the poem The Ruined Cottage that begins with:

None will dwell in that cottage; for, they say
Oppression reft it from an honest man,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdcaefdghfcijcicklimlmlfnlbbifcbfjiimbcficdacblbmnibigbfXfXXlceafehfbkgbXlgckb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 81,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010110111 0101001101 1101100101 1011010101 1110010101 1101010011 1101110101 11111001 1001011101 111101010 111010101 1111010101 1111101010 111100011 1111010110 111111110 1011101010 10110111110 0111100101 01110101010 0110101011101 0101010001 0111010011 0101011111 0101010111 0101011101 0011010111 1111000101 1001011100 0101110011 00111100010 1111011101 11010111011 10010111101 110111 1101 11010111010 1101010011 1101110111 101101011 1101010101 1011010101 0101011101 0111110101 0101010111 10111101010 1101110101 1011111101 11100100110 1011000111 010101011 0101011011 1111011111 010001 1011 11010010101 0111011011 1101110101 111100101110 11001011101 1101111011 1101111011 1101111111 0111010001 11011111001 01110101 1111111111 1101110101 11100111 110101010001 1111001101 1111011101 1111111100 1101110101 1111011101 10110000111 0101010101 111011101 0101111111 1111010100 01110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3407
  • Average number of words per stanza: 661
  • Amount of lines: 81
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; hence, had, and, it, of, her, so, he, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words had, and, it, to, the, he are repeated.

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