This is an analysis of the poem The Yellow Violet that begins with:

When beechen buds begin to swell,
And woods the blue-bird's warble know, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef bgbg hihi ijij hfhf khkh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 11011101 01010101 1011101 110111101 110110101 01111101 01000101 010101001 111001001 11111100 01011101 11011111 11110101 11100111 11011101 11111111 11011101 10010101 1100101101 10010101 11011111 11010101 1111111 11110101 01010101 11001101 11110101 110101010 100010101 1110101010 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; thy, i are repeated.

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