This is an analysis of the poem The Irish Peasant To His Mistress that begins with:

Through grief and through danger thy smile hath cheer'd my way,
Till hope seem'd to bud from each thorn that round me lay; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaa bbccaa ddccee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111110111111 111010111111 0101100101111 1100101100111 1111101111011 11100101111101 1101100111111 11101110101 111010111101 010110110101 1100111111100 111111111101 110110111111 110011111111 1111111111001 1101111101101 1100101111101 11010101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 360
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; till, thy, they are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word thee at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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