This is an analysis of the poem Proud Masie that begins with:

Proud Maisie is in the wood,
Walking so early; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb aXcX aXcb cbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100001 10110 1101101 10110 111101 111101 111100 101101 110101 10110 111010 110110 11110111 11110 0100101 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 471
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Proud Masie;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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