This is an analysis of the poem The Witch of Coos that begins with:

I staid the night for shelter at a farm
Behind the mountains, with a mother and son,...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc dccbe fg hbhhaidjj kl b mnmlma gl eibajmmii hnneihomoaalbcbpXXfmEmEbqhcXanhjlfablXimafoirfXdgrcegniacfnXgmbmXXnhhaimhjhniXociaqmmcblmimnilhnfaa l l l dhhklaahiihnko npXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,2,9,2,1,6,2,9,99,1,1,1,14,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110101 01010001011 11010101010 1011011101010 11110101010 11101101110 10010001010 1101011101 11011010101 1101111101 10111101011 1 10110101111 11110101111 11011111111 1110110101 11111111010 1110011101 1110011101 11101011111 11010 1010100 11011010101 0111010101 0101010001 1001010100 0111110101 01000101010 10110100111 10 10101010001 11001101010 11100100010 01000100011 01000110010 111101101101 0 10110110111 11010111111 100101110101 1101011101 0100010101 1111011011 0101110101 10110101111 11110101011 1101011100 1111001101 0101011100 11110010011 11111110010 01111101111 111100010001 10110101111 0101111111 0101011101 101011101010 0101001101 0111010101 1101110101 01010011011 1101110101 01011101010 1101101001 1101101101 01110101010 10110100110 01010101110 1101110110 0011001101 0111010101 11010001010 1101110001 11001101111 010111000010 11110101010 1111010101 1101010001 1111101101 0110011101 1101110101 1110110111 01010101010 10111011010 1111010101 11110111010 0101010101 0010010101 0101110100 1111011101 10100110011 11011101010 00111111001 1101011101 00100101011 0111101101 1111010111 10111010011 1111101101 11010101011 1111011001 0101011101 11110101110 00100110010 110110110010 1111011101 1111111101 1100110111 0111011101 0111010011 1101111111 0101010101 01100111111 00110101001 11110101011 11011010111 11101101110 1001011101 1101011101100 0101010101 11010101010 11110011101 10111111011 11011001010 11111101 1101110101 01011011010 00110101010 10100101101 1101111101 0101111001 10110101010 011011000010 1111100101 0111011101 110100101111 11010001000 1100010101 111110110010 1011110110010 11101111110 101111110111 1001010111 1101110101 01111101111 10010110010 1101011111 0101010111 1101011101 111100101 11010101010 1011110101 1101011101 1001011101 1111110101 11010101110 0101011001 11010111010 01010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 467
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 159
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; it, from, to, i, and, ', of, out, attic are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, back, bed, ', cellar are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word cellar at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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  • summary of The Witch of Coos;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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