This is an analysis of the poem Asphodel, That Greeny Flower that begins with:

Of asphodel, that greeny flower,
like a buttercup...

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbcdEFaghegfihjkglmegmjkaeehknmdehmefdedocfeembdcjmepmjeaeafjgkcceccjqcckcdXXcfgkecgrcaajfafjXpkegsejrcppgdjkdekXefkcXdqeejkqkdkaacjhndleejejprcnsetgqrXakegadjcaglkkkmksgXbaocekaaqrkjkjggeeedggkktadtgktkkidtbcndgfkgggrddcgkcflrdkrckkieqkhcmderelfkXdefcreg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 326,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011010 10101 010101 1101110 1111 0101 111010 011 010 01011 111 111101 1101010 01 01 0100101000110 1111 10001 1001 110 11101 10101010 1011 100101 111010 111 10101 1111 01 010101 00010 11101010 100 01010100 1010 1010 110101 1101 1011 1110 010101 011011 11 01011 1101 11110 11111 101111 011 0010 11 1101 11111001 10 10001 11010 110 0100 01010 101011 11010001 1011 010100 10111 10010 011111 111 1 11101 1101 0101 01 110110 011001 1100010 0100 10000 010 111 1010 01000110 101 1110 101 100110 011 00010010 01010 111 101 010 10101 11101 010 111 10111 0111 00101 101 11 110101 01010 011010 0100101 111 011 01110 101 1111 010010 10110 101 1100 1110 1111 101110 01 111011 10101 11011 11111 0100100 1101101 10110 0010101 101101 10110 110 1110 11010 011 1101 111101 111 110 1111 0101 11110 11000 010111 11101 1111011 01 1100 011 1 010100 1001010 11001 11 0010 010 001010 010101 0111010 01 10010 010 1111 1111001 1010010 111 0101 010100011 011 0101 10 101010001 01001 010 100101 10111 00010 1011 011001 11 011 1101010 1010 0101001 111 1011 0101 11 111001 1101 0100 110101 110 00111 1110 110101 011010 11010 10101 111010 10 010010111 10110 0100 1011 110100 00101 110 0100010 0101 0010100 1101 01 110010 1101 100101 0 10111 0001 01 1101 101 1010 1000101 010010 0101011 011 1010 1010101 111111 010 0101 00110 10101 01101 11010 101010 1111010 1111 101111 010 00001 1111 101 1101110 111 1110011 11 1101011 111 11111101 01011 0111010 1101 1111 110 011 11001 01001 10101 11110 010101 11111010 1101101 01011 10101 11010 010101 01110111 0101 01010010 0100 011000 100110 111 111101 1111 1101 10100010 00101101 110 11110 100010011 11001 11110 111101 111010 010011 1101 11011 10001 111011 1 011111 0101 010 01010 1011 1101 11110 01101 101 1010110 1111101 1101 111110 1110110 1111101 001 010011010 1111 0101 1110 100111 010 1011 10110111 110101 10110110 0110 00100 0101010 11110001001 11 01011 111 111101 11001 110111001 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 9552
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1253
  • Amount of lines: 326
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, time, you, love, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, and, a are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shaped, time, odor, mind, flower are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases something, time connect the lines.

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