This is an analysis of the poem Lover's Gifts Xlviii: I Travelled The Old Road that begins with:

I travelled the old road every day, I took my fruits to the market,
my cattle to the meadows, I ferried my boat across the stream and...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXXXXaXXbbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110011100111110010 11000111101101011 10101101 1101101100110100 01010100100101 100101001 1001101000110110 11111011101101010 1 1010100111011000 1110101011011010 1110101 110110101110100101 0101011011111111 1011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 811
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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