This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad of the Night that begins with:
THE maidens short of stature, brown of hands,
With sickles hanging from their arms like moons,...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXXabbb cXaXcddc eeaaaffX X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,1,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 0101010101 0101001111 1101011101 11010000111 1111010101 1101010101 1001101101 010010111001 1101010111 0101011100 11011110101 0110110101 11100001001 01000101001 0111110101 11010010101 1101101101 0111011101 01110010101 11001010101 1111110111 011010010010 01010001110 1001000011 01011010
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
- Average number of words per stanza: 49
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; from, and, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines song is repeated).
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