This is an analysis of the poem The Fair Hills Of Ireland that begins with:

A PLENTEOUS place is Ireland for hospitable cheer,
Uileacan dubh O!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaBcXXcC dBdBccdcc cBcBccXcC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010100111001 10011 101010100010101 10011 10100011010101 101010101110101 101111011011010 1 1011010100 1101100110001 10011 1101110010101 10011 1101110011111 1011010111101 111101001111 01 1011010100 1110001010101 10011 010101110001 10011 01010101010111 10101010010101 10111110011010 1 1011010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 421
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; there, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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