This is an analysis of the poem Song—the Banks O' Doon (First Version) that begins with:
SWEET are the banks—the banks o' Doon,
The spreading flowers are fair,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabaBcdcBeXe XfXfDgdgDfff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010111 0101011 11010111 111111 1111111 110101 11110101 111111 1111111 110111 11111111 111111 11110111 010101 11011101 110111 11011101 010101 11110111 110111 11011101 010101 11110101 111111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 363
- Average number of words per stanza: 75
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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