This is an analysis of the poem A Welcome that begins with:

WELCOME, welcome! do I sing,
Far more welcome than the spring;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cdcdE fefeE gXgfE fafaE hihiE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111 11101001 11100110 101001110 1100101 1001101 1110101 0010100 10101 1111111 1010110 0101100 1110101 10101 1111111 11101100 00101011 10101010 10101 1011111 10111010 1010001 10101010 10101 1110101 1110101 1110101 1010101 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; welcome is repeated.

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

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

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