This is an analysis of the poem Picture Of An Old Man that begins with:
Old man, I saw thee in thy garden chair
Sitting in silence 'mid the shrubs and trees... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111101101 1001010111 01110111001 1111111101 1001100101 1110110101 1101110011 1111100101 1100011100 1001011101 1111010101 0101101101 1011010110 111101010111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 635
- Average number of words per stanza: 117
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, of, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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