This is an analysis of the poem A Chanted Calendar that begins with:

FIRST came the primrose,
On the bank high,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdbb ceXdbdbe abXbfa FbFbfX XgXbdddg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,6,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011 1011 1010101 00100010 1010101 111 110111 110110 0010101 1010101 010101 1010111 10011 11001 1000001 11010 10101 10100101 1011101 011010010 1110101 1010101 111 1010101 1011101 01110111 111101 11010 1010001 11010101 11011 000110101 00110101 01001101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines brow is repeated).

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  • summary of A Chanted Calendar;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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