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

IT'S my fear that my wake won't be quiet,
Nor my wake house a silent place :...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb cded Xfff Xbgb ccgc dfcf ecXb Xfgf dXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111111010 11110101 11111010 11111111 100101111 0101001 01011010 1111101 010011010 01011111 1111011001 1110101 1110111 01011001 11010010 1010111 01101110 0101011 1011011010 10111011 10101101 11111001 1111011 1101101 11010010 1010001 0101010 1101101 11011111 10101101 110110010 0101101 111111011 10111010 1011110111 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, in, by, and, that are repeated.

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

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

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