This is an analysis of the poem Old Adam, The Carrion Crow that begins with:
Old Adam, the carrion crow,
The old crow of Cairo;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abacddcbAAAE fbfgccgbAAAE
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11001001 011010 1100101101 100111001 1110010 10110 10111001 1010110010 01011011 01011011 101001011 00111 11111001 111101110 1111111011 1100110101 11011 11011 101011001 1111110010 01011011 01011011 101001011 00111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 483
- Average number of words per stanza: 76
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; and is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word moonshine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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