This is an analysis of the poem The Birks Of Aberfeldy that begins with:
Now simmer blinks on flow'ry braes,
And o'er the crystal streamlet plays,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaaXBbBX cccXB XXXXB aaaXB dddXB
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11011101 110010101 11110101 0010100 1010011 011011 1010011 0010100 01010101 110110101 11011101 0010100 1010011 01011101 01011101 101110101 010100 1010011 010111110 11001011 110111010 010100 1010011 11011101 11110111 010011111 0010100 1010011
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
- Average number of words per stanza: 32
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; ye, go are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the 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.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines go is repeated).
The poet repeated the same word go at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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