This is an analysis of the poem Peg Of Limavaddy that begins with:

Riding from Coleraine
(Famed for lovely Kitty),... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacdbX bXeXXfghifjfkXbX jXlbcflfcmXmXXeX jekjknXn hflfieojmjlXXlfb kmhmjjlXjXXX bmcmXlllbXmh lmgXbbclojbX lmpmcjcjbmjm cfjfbacXpcjc hanadljleklm mcechlibbmlm jjdenjbXkllX kXkXmakXkakX kamXmakXkdkX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,16,16,8,16,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100 111010 10101 101010 10101 100111 10101 101000 10101 101110 10101 101010 10101 101110 10111 1010010 10101 101010 10111 100110 10101 101010 100101 101000 10101 1011100 10101 101010 10111 101110 10001 111110 11101 101010 11001 101010 111010 110010 10101 111000 10001 101011 11101 101010 11101 101010 001001 100011 11001 111010 00101 101010 00101 101010 11101 100110 101010 101010 10001 1100010 10101 101010 10001 111010 11101 111110 10101 100110 11101 111010 11101 101000 11101 001111 101111 1011111 10001 100010 10101 100010 1101 111011 10111 100010 11111 101100 111110 101010 00101 100110 10101 101010 111001 101010 10101 1001110 101001 111110 10101 111111 10001 0110010 10101 101110 10101 100111 10101 101111 10101 0110010 10011 1001110 10101 0011100 10101 1000100 11101 100010 101110 101000 10101 111110 11101 0101011 10111 101010 10101 100010 11101 001011 11101 111011 11101 10101 111001 1101110 101110 1000010 10101 1001010 11101 111010 010101 1101010 10101 1010010 10101 111010 10111 101110 10101 101010 10101 101010 10101 101010 10001 101110 10101 1000100 01101 100010 10111 0101000 10010 110010 00101 0101000 10011 001010 10101 0101000 10011 101110 111010 101000 111010 1101010 10101 101000 11101 111111 011011 101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 280
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 184
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • 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; both, have, you, now, she, as, her, of, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words playing, both, now, bare, of are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines her is repeated).

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

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