This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Another. For Eoghan that begins with:

Often enough the leaves have fallen there
Since life for her was changed to other care;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb aacc ddeeff gghh ggeeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1001011101 1110110101 1001011101 1111111001 1001111111 1011111101 1111011101 1011111001 1111111111 11010101101 10011101001 1011110011 11110101101 1011110011 1001010111 0001011001 01011101001 1110101111 1001001101 0011010101 1111001101 1101110011 1111011111 1101011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; on, i, death, her, there are repeated.

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

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