This is an analysis of the poem Fountains Of Aix that begins with:

Beards of water
some of them have. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaabacacaabbdaadaaabcbXaaXXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010 1001 1011010010 1001011010 1011 101011010 11110101 1011010 0101 0110100010 101101110 10011111 01101001 01010101 110101010 101011010 000111001 0100100100110 011111110 1101010010 101011001 10110111 011100101 10010101 1110010 10 101101 111111 110111010110 11101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 995
  • Average number of words per stanza: 169
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; of, water, faces, leaves, their are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase water connects the lines.

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  • summary of Fountains Of Aix;
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  • history of its creation;
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