This is an analysis of the poem Brookland Road that begins with:

I was very well pleased with what I knowed,
I reckoned myself no fool --... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XCXX dada ecec cXcX afaf agag ahXh XCXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1110110111 1101111 11100110101 111101 101110 1001011011 10111011110 11110010 11001000111 010101 1110110101 110101 110111101 111101 11111111 1111101 111101110 101101 111101001 011111 11110111 110101 10110111 011111 11110101 0100001 10110111 011111 11111101 0010111 11111111 1111001 101110 1001011011 10111011110 11110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, she, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words i, o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines i is repeated).

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

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  • summary of Brookland Road;
  • central theme;
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