This is an analysis of the poem Gipsies that begins with:

There's a scent of pungent wood smoke in the chill October air,
And a jack-o'-lantern glare, a wild and dusky glare,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbcX X ddbbbbb X ddeeecX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,7,1,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010110010101 1011101011101 101111100011101 011101 11010101110101 01010101010101 110101011100100 1 1010101011101001 1010101001101 1011000100010101 011101 11010101110101 11111100110001 110101101110111 1 01010101010111 110101110101 11110111110101 011101 01111101110101 110100010101001 110001011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • 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 are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ways, hills, land are repeated).

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  • summary of Gipsies;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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