This is an analysis of the poem The Reiver's Wedding that begins with:

O will ye hear a mirthful bourd?
Or will ye hear of courtesie?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX aXbX bcbX aXad Xaca bebe fcfX Xdad Xbbb acaX bcbc bcbX Xdad aXXc gcgX bXbX XaXa gbgb fXfX dXdb acaX bcbc ahah
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10110101 1011010 101110101 1100011 110110101 111101 1010111101 111101 11101001001 1010101 110101101 1111101 11010101 01110110 110010101 110101 11011111 11110101 11011011 11011101 010011101 111101 1111010101 0111101001 111101010 01111101 1010111010 10101110 110010100 110111 110010101 111101 111111110 111111 11110101 1010101 11011001011 011111 11110101 110111 111111001 010101 01010101 110111 111101001 010101 1011111 110111 101010110 010101 01111111 111111 1101111001 010111 11100010110 010101 010100101 011111 11010100 111111 010110111 111111 101110101 011101 010100101 010111 1100111001 111001 11111101 010101 110111100 0100101 010101010 111111 010101010 111101 11010111 0100010 11011101 111101 11010101 010001 11011101 111101 1110101 110101 1110100101 1000111 11111101 011101 10010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 92
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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