This is an analysis of the poem Historical Associations that begins with:
Dear Uncle Jim. this garden ground
That now you smoke your pipe around, ... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb aaaa aaccddee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010101 11111101 11010101 11010111 11111111 11110101 10010101 11110101 10011001 10010101 11010101 11110101 11010111 100100111 0101101 11110101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
- Average number of words per stanza: 32
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- 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; here is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word here is repeated.
The author used the same word here at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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