This is an analysis of the poem Written After Leaving Her At New Burns that begins with:

How quick the change from joy to woe!
How chequered is our lot below!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeeddccddffffbXggffXXffffhhiXddffaacciijj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 49,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 110001101 10110101 11010111 11010001 11011101 11010101 110100111 11010101 11010101 11010101 10111111 101101101 11111111 11111101 111100101 11001101 11010101 11110011 11111011 11001111 11011101 110111010 101101001 10110001 11010111 11111001 10010100 110100111 11011101 11111101 11110101 10111101 11111111 00110101 111110011 110101110 11111101 11001111 10010111 11011001 11011101 10110101 11110101 010100001 10010111 11110111 11111111 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1744
  • Average number of words per stanza: 320
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, day are repeated.

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

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