This is an analysis of the poem The Granny Grey, A Love Tale that begins with:

DAME DOWSON, was a granny grey,
Who, three score years and ten,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcecc cacffggeea hcchbddbcc afiijfee kklalXmmaa bbddllgg acacnnagXa acacoogccXbbhcchbee Xfboollcc fjfjppoo dndnaj oXqqamjmhhaahhffcXecXaakk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,8,10,8,10,19,9,8,6,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 111011 110101001 010001 10011101 111101010 10011111 01110101 11011111 10010101 01101101 111110 10010111 11011101 11010001 01111101 11010101 110011101 11010101 110101 10010101 01010101 11010111 11010001 11010101 1100110 010111010 110101 11000101 11000101 100101011 010101 11011101 11010101 10011100 101101 11110111 01110111 01010101 10100101 11010001 110010101 101110101 10101010 11010101 011101001 10011101 010000010 11010101 11010101 111111010 110101010 11010101 01010101 10011101 10010111 11110001 010101 01011111 110101 01110101 110010101 1101011 11010101 01011100 101101 11011101 010101 10010101 11000101 010010101 01010101 110111001 111111 01110011 11010010 11011111 010101111 11010111 11010101 1100101001 1101 11001101 10010101 11000111 101101010 110101010 101101 010111110 110111010 110100101 11010101 010101010 010111010 10110101 100110010 11011101 1001110 01000111 11000101 101101010 110101010 011101010 1111 11010 01001 11111100 01010100 110100110 01010110 11000101 01010101 01010101 110101 10011100 1011101001 11010011 10011001 1010110101 10110100101 10010101 10010101 11011101 01011101 110001010 10110101 01111001 11010 11011001 01011101 10011101 01011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 346
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 132
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; or, witch are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Granny Grey, A Love Tale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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