This is an analysis of the poem Lucy And Colin that begins with:

Of Leinster, fam'd for maidens fair,
Bright Lucy was the grace;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb acXc deee Xafa ghbh ceXe aiii fiei fjbj eaja aGIX jGIg bgeg adcd aebe XXef ejbj gXga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 110101 110010101 011101 11011101 010101 01011101 110101 11110101 110101 11010101 011101 110101001 111101 01010101 110101 11100101 011101 11010101 0101001 11011101 110101 11010110 010101 11011101 111111 11011101 110101 10111101 010111 11010101 011111 11011011 110101 11110101 111111 11000101 010101 11111111 110001 11111111 011101 10010111 101101 11110111 011101 10010111 100101 11010101 101101 01111101 110101 01010101 110101 010110001 111111 00111111 0100101 11010101 110101 10010111 0111001 11000111 110101 11110101 110111 01011111 110101 11111011 010110 01010101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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, i, she, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word nor is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase vows connects the lines.

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