This is an analysis of the poem M'Gillviray's Dream that begins with:

A Forest-Ranger's Story.
JUST nineteen long years, Jack, have passed o'er my shoulders... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcXcdedefgfgdhdhececfifXXiXidjdjacacdkdk lhlhdldXdcdcaeaefmfmnini ikikkmkmojojlhlhmimileleicXc lglgpcpcqeqeigigbmXmlililblXXXljfifikhkhcjcjiiiikmkmkckcfefekikihlhXieiembmbbebeejejghghmkcikacili lmbmbipipkXkljcjcblbljcjcqiqihphpejejmmmmjkjk hihirrrreXels
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,40,24,28,98,45,52,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 1111011110110 11001111001 110011110010 11001111011 110010110110 01101101011 111111110010 01101011001 011010110110 110110101101 110111110010 11111111011 010011010010 11011111011 111110101010 11001011001 011110011110 11001111101 011111110010 11101101111 111010110010 11001101111 110010110010 01011101010 110110010100 11011011101 010111010010 101101011001 111110110110 01001011001 011011010010 01001011011 111010111110 11101001011 111010111010 1111001101 111101110010 11111011101 110111111110 01101101011 010110111011 110001011011 111011111111 01001111001 011011010110 11111001101 110110010010 01001101010 010010010110 11101010111 011010010010 01111001111 010111011110 11011111001 110100010110 11101001011 111111110010 11111011101 111111010110 11011001011 110111011010 11101101001 111011110010 11001001111 11111111 11011111 010111001 11011101 11011101 11111101 11110101 11111101 11011111 01010101 11010101 11010101 11011111 10001111 110100101 11010111 11010101 01010111 11010111 11111101 111100101 11010101 11010101 11001101 11111111 11010111 010111100 11110101 11111101 01110101 11010101 01010101 11111101 01010001 110101001 11011101 11101101 010111001 01010101 01000101 11111101 01011101 01010101 110111111 01010111 11011111 11011000 11010001 11110101 11011111 10011101 11011111 11110101 11011101 10010101 11111101 11011101 11010100 10010111 11000101 01110101 01010111 11011101 11011110 11110001 11110111 11011101 11010101 11011101 01001101 01110111 01011101 11111101 11010111 11001101 11010011 01110111 11110001 110101101 11110011 11011101 11010101 101101101 11111101 11010101 01010101 01000111 11011101 010011001 11011101 11010110 11011101 11011101 11010101 11110101 0100100 11011101 01011101 1101011 11111101 01100111 11010101 11010101 01111011 11010001 01011111 01110110 11110101 11110111 11111101 11010111 01011111 11110101 01110111 01011101 11011101 1101 1111 01110101 0111 1101 01110 101 11110111 11110101 11010111 11111101 11111111 011011010 01011011 11011101 11110111 11011101 10010101 01010111 11110111 11010101 11011101 11011101 01010101 010101001 01110111 11011101 11001101 01010111 01110101 11000101 11110111 110111001 11011001 11011101 11001101 11011101 01110111 11010111 11011101 01111101 11010101 11011101 11010101 11010001 111111101 11010011 11110011 11011101 11111101 11110111 01011111 01111111 11010101 11011100 1001111001 01001111001 1110101001 11011001101 11111011011 10101001011 11001111011 01011111101 11001111001 11001011001 11001111001 11101001111 11101011001 11011001011 01001001101 01011101001 01011101011 101001101001 10101111001 11001001001 11011111101 11011011001 01101101001 11101011001 01111011001 01101001001 11111011111 11011011011 11011101001 01001011001 11011001011 011011010001 11111001001 01011111001 11011111001 1111001011 11001101111 11101101101 11001001101 111010110011 11001001111 11010011101 11001011101 110111001011 01001011011 01001101101 01001011110 11011101101 01011001011 101001011101 01011011001 11011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1665
  • Average number of words per stanza: 310
  • Amount of lines: 288
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, in, we, old, you, of, and, one, my, to, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, by, our, i'd, a, old, is, and, i, we'll, we are repeated.

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