This is an analysis of the poem Song—kellyburn Braes that begins with:
THERE lived a carl in Kellyburn Braes,
Hey, and the rue grows bonie wi' thyme;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XAXA XAXA XAXA XAXA bAXA cAcA dAXA bAbA dAdA XAXA eAeA fAfA cAcA eAXA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110101001 11011111 11101101001 101001011001 1110111011 11011111 1100101101110 101001011001 11011111101 11011111 1010110001010 101001011001 01011111111 11011111 10111111011100 101001011001 101011000111 11011111 1001110111110 101001011001 01011011101 11011111 11011011001 101001011001 11001001101 11011111 1101010110100 101001011001 11111001101 11011111 11101001101 101001011001 01011011011 11011111 10111111011 101001011001 01011011001 11011111 1011011110110 101001011001 01011101101 11011111 11101111001 101001011001 01011101101 11011111 11101111101 101001011001 11011001101 11011111 10011011001 101001011001 11001001111 11011111 10110111110100 101001011001
- Amount of stanzas: 14
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 69
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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, your, in are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word prime at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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