This is an analysis of the poem Seventeen that begins with:

All the loud winds were in the garden wood,
All shadows joyfuller than lissom hounds... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcbdefgahiabbX faaXbaXjbafaaj hdXaXbklek bdbabgbbd XibXefXXjdljck
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,14,10,9,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011000101 1111001101 1001010101 11011111010 01101011101 11001010010 1001000111 1101111101 0101110111 1100011001 1011010001 1101011101 11010010101 1100100101010 1100011101 1011011101 111101011 1011110101 1101010101 01001011101 11001000111 1011011101 1001010011 11001110101 1101110101 0110010101 1111010111 01001111101 11010010101 1001011011 100100100111 1011010011 0011000111 1110111101 100100101001 11011100101 10000101010 1111010011 1100111111 0101100111001 1111110111 1001110101 10010100101 1000101101 11111000101 1011010011 10101100101 1101011001 1110011111 01100101000 1100010011 100100010010 1000100010 10000100110 1111010010 0010101010 11010111000 1101011110 101010101 10100100010 010100001010 0000011110 01110001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 550
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • 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; all, of, one, with are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Seventeen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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