This is an analysis of the poem A New Simile that begins with:

IN THE MANNER OF SWIFT
LONG had I sought in vain to find... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbaaccddeXffgX aahhaabb iiddeebb bbXibbjjddkk ccbbeellbbmm Xannggeeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,8,8,12,12,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001001 11110101 010101001 010100111 01111101 110101111 0101010101 11110101 01110001 1111011100 110101100 11110111 01010101 0101111111 110110110 01010101 10110111 110001110 110101010 01010101 01110101 11010101 01010001 00110101 11010101 01111101 11010101 1111001 10010101 01010101 01110101 10101001 10010101 110101100 1101110010 01110001 11010110 11110101 01000101 11110101 11010101 11110101 00111101 10010111 01010101 01010101 01100101 01010111 010101001 11010101 01111001 01010101 11010001 0010001001 01010101 11110111 110111011 010101010 110110010 01110101 101110111 11010010 11110010 11011101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 325
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i, to, his are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A New Simile;
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  • history of its creation.

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