This is an analysis of the poem At The Golden Pig that begins with:

Where once with lads I scoffed my beer
The landlord's lass I've wed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacaX dedXecec fXfXgcgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 011111 11111101 110111 11010101 010101 11110101 1101 11010101 110101 10110111 111111 11011101 110101 01010101 1101 11100101 111101 110010111 111111 11010111 110111 11110101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; my, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of At The Golden Pig;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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