This is an analysis of the poem Inniskeen Road: July Evening that begins with:

The bicycles go by in twos and threes -
There's a dance in Billy Brennan's barn to-night,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcbcbcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0100110111 10101010101 1101110100 10111110001 111110101 0101011111 1111011101 0111010001 11110010101 01010101010 1101010101 01011100110 0101010111 01111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 575
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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