This is an analysis of the poem The Song Of The Bow that begins with:
What of the bow?
The bow was made in England: ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbcddc bbbeffe gbgahha ibidjjd XbXkaak
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1001 0111010 011011 010101 11111 10111 10110111 1001 0111010 011011 011101 11101 00101 10110111 1001 0111010 011011 11111 1111010 001110 10110111 1001 1101010 011111 010101 1011010 101010101 00111100 1001 0101010 010010 010111 101101 001111 10110111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- Amount of lines: 35
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, wood, cord, mark are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, the are repeated.
The author used the same word what at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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