This is an analysis of the poem Tarrant Moss that begins with:

I closed and drew for my love's sake
That now is false to me,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dXeX fbfb gdgd hihi cbeb Xcac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 110101 1110100101 111001 11111111 1110110 10100110 110101 11011111 111101 11011001 010101 11100011 111111 10111111 1111101 10111101 1111101 1110111101 10100101 1110101001 1111111 1010100110 110011 110111111 1101111 1110111111 11101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, they, their are repeated.

    The author used the same word their at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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