This is an analysis of the poem The Lubber Fiend that begins with:

In the woods, not long ago,
Met with Robin Goodfellów;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbcdd aaceceff ddagagcc ddcfcfhh iifafXcc ffjejeaa ccklklaa mmjhjhhh dddXdgmm cccicif fnndXdjdm mmffffcXXffkckcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,7,9,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011101 101010 1110111 0110111 1111101 1010111 1010101 1010111 101101 1011101 1010111 1111101 1011011 1111101 1010101 1110101 1011001 1010011 11101001 1001111 1010001 1111101 1110111 0110101 1111111 0011111 1110001 1111111 1110101 10100101 0010111 1110101 0101101 1001111 10101101 1111101 1110101 101110 0011101 1001101 1111111 1111111 1010101 1010111 1100101 1110011 10111011 1110111 0111111 1010101 1011001 1110111 1110101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1010111 1001111 1011111 1010101 1111111 1110101 1111101 1111101 1110111 10101101 1110011 11111100 1011101 1010101 1011101 1110100 1111101 1110111 00100001 1110111 1111111 1110101 11111001 1110101 1111111 1011101 1111011 1010100 1110111 1110101 1010101 1110111 1110101 1110011 1110111 1011111 1111001 1111101 1110111 11111101 0100101 1100111 1010001 1011111 0100101 1010011 1111111 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • 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, he, you are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Lubber Fiend;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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