This is an analysis of the poem The Passionate Shepherd (Excerpt) that begins with:
Who can live in heart so glad
As the merry country lad?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbeeffggeehhiiggjjgg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1110111 1010101 1010111 1110111 1010101 1010101 111010001 1011111 1010101 1011101 1010101 1000101 1010111 001101 1010101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1110101 10111010 11100010 10101010 10101110 1011101 00100101 1110101 1010111 0110101 1111101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 990
- Average number of words per stanza: 175
- 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.
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