This is an analysis of the poem St. Yve’s Poor that begins with:

JEFFIK was there, and Matthieu, and brown Bran,
Warped in old wars and babbling of the sword,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbcdXXXe cacafdfd cgcg eXahgdaXX bXhXXXXcXXXciXciXX bgcaXgb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,8,4,9,18,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011110111 10111100001 1100011111 0011110101 10101101100 0111011101 11011101010 1011010101 11000010101 1101011111 1111011101 0111010001 0011010101 111101 1111011101 0101011001 0111010100 101111 1111011111 1001010101 1111010100 111101 1101011111 1101010101 1100110111 1111011101 11010100101 11010010101 1111110111 1011111101 1101110 001 1101100101 1101011101 1111111 111 1101010111 1111111111 1111110111 1011011 111 0111010111 1111111111 1011110001 110010101110 1101110011 11011111001 11111101 101 0101010111 0111010101 1001110101 1101010111 1011011100 10001110100 11010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 382
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, my, i, of are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of St. Yve’s Poor;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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