This is an analysis of the poem Weep No More, My Lady; O, Weep No More To-Day! that begins with:

Weep no more, my lady; O, weep no more to-day!
We'll sing one song for the old Kentucky home,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABA cdcdeeeE X fgfgfefEXABA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,8,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111110111101 11111010101 1110101101 11111010101 101101101 11111010001 101101101 011110111001 01011101 01111010101 111010101 1111101100 01111010101 01001011 01111010101 001101011 0111010101 110001001 01111110101 111010101 111110111101 11111010101 1110101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, no, more, by are repeated.

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