This is an analysis of the poem 491. Song—Lassie wi' the Lint-white Locks that begins with:
Chorus.—Lassie wi'the lint-white locks,
Bonie lassie, artless lassie,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXab cccbC dddbC eeebC cccbC fffbC
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 10101111 1101010 1111101 110111 110101001 11011111 11110111 1110111 10101 01110101 01110111 01011101 1101111 10101 110101010 111101010 100101010 1101111 10101 110011101 010101001 11010111 1111111 10101 11010101 01110111 10001101 1101111 10101
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
- Average number of words per stanza: 28
- Amount of lines: 34
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; lassie is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words wilt, the are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word c at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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