This is an analysis of the poem Ny Nannie, O that begins with:

Behind yon hills, where Lugar flows,
'Mang moors an' mosses many, O,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa baba caca aaaa dada dada aaXaXdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 11110101 01010111 1110011 01011111 01111101 111111111 1101011 11010111 11010011 111001001 1101111 01010101 11011101 01010111 1100111 01010101 11101111 11111110 0101011 110111101 1111011 1111101 1111111 11100101 01111101 10111101 1111111 11111111 11110111 11010111 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; an', my are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word o at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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