This is an analysis of the poem Song—to Daunton Me that begins with:

THE BLUDE-RED rose at Yule may blaw,
The simmer lilies bloom in snaw,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaaa bbaAA XXXaA XXaAA ccXaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111 01010101 01110101 1111110101 0101010101 111110101 01011111 10111101 100111101 1111110101 01011 11011101 11011101 1101111 111110101 01011 011111110 011111110 11111111 1111110101 01011 11011111 1010110111 10111101101 111110101 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, daunton, to, his, a', for, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, for, his are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is 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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  • summary of Song—to Daunton Me;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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