This is an analysis of the poem Verses To Collector Mitchell that begins with:

FRIEND of the Poet, tried and leal,
Wha, wanting thee, might beg or steal;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbab cccdXd XXXeXe XXXXcX XXXfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 11011111 10100101 11010 11010111 01110 110011110 111111010 01011110 0101 111111110 1101 110111110 010111010 1101010010 0111 010111010 0101 10010111010 111111010 111111010 1111 111111010 1101 111111011 111101011 111111011 0101 111101111 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; it, o't are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, o't are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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