This is an analysis of the poem Edward, Edward that begins with:
Why dois your brand sae drap wi' bluid,
Edward, Edward?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XAXbXXXb AAAbXXXb CACbXXXb dAdbdXdb XAXbXXXb EAEbeXeb XAXbXXXb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111111 1010 11111111 1111111 11111111 1010 11111111 11111111 110111011 1010 110111011 1111111 11111111 1010 11111111 111111101 111111111 1010 111111111 1101111 11111101 1010 11111101 0111011 1101011111 1010 1101001111 1111111 11110101 1010 11110101 11110011 111111110111 1010 111111110111 1011011 11111111 1010 11111111 111011111 11111011111 1010 11111011111 11110011 010110111 1010 010110111 111011111 11111011101 1010 11111011101 1111111 010111111 1010 010111111 11011011
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
- Average number of words per stanza: 52
- Amount of lines: 56
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; why, sae, o, i, ye, and, your, deir, me are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
The author used the same words your, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word o at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase o connects the lines.
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