This is an analysis of the poem Erin! The Tear And The Smile In Thine Eyes that begins with:

Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes
Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbba ccdddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101011 1101111011 101101 10011001 110101 1111 1011011011 1011011101 110101 1100111 110101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; thy is repeated.

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

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

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