This is an analysis of the poem Beech Blooms that begins with:

The wild oxalis
Among the valleys... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXccXX bbbdbbbd eXefgggf Xbbhccch iiihXbbhXbbbeggge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100 01010 11010 0111 11010 01110 010010 1110 01110 001110 01110 0101 11010 11110 01010 0101 110110 11100 11110 1111 01010 01110 10010 0101 11110 01010 11110 1001 11010 11110 01110 0111 11110 01010 11110 0101 01110 11110 10110 0101 11010 01010 11010 1101 01110 01010 11010 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; on is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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