This is an analysis of the poem I Met A Lady In The Wood that begins with:
I met a lady in the wood.
No mortal maid, I knew, was she;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abac dada efef baca gdgd hbhX hfhf aaaa hchX iXiX abac jaja XcXc aXaX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11010001 11011111 11110111 11010100 01011101 11001111 11011111 11011111 11000101 01010101 00110101 11110101 11010101 10010101 11011100 1111111 110100101 11010101 11011001 11010001 11011111 11011100 11010111 0100010 11110111 11010101 11010101 10010001 11110101 11111101 01001111 01000101 11110101 11010010 11011101 11011001 11110111 01011101 10010100 11010100 11000111 11111101 10110101 10000100 11110111 11001111 11011001 01000101 11110111 011111010 11110101 110100010 11111111 110101010 11010001 111101010
- Amount of stanzas: 14
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 56
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; no, she, her, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The author used the same words i, she at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase she connects the lines.
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