This is an analysis of the poem There's Nae Luck About The House that begins with:

And are ye sure the news is true?
And are ye sure he's weel?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcdXdEXEX XfXffaXaEXEX cgfgXXXXEXEX XdgdfXcXeXEX XdXdFBGGEXEX ghXhFBGGEXEX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 111111 00010111 111111 00010101 110101 11111001 111101 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010 11011100 110101 11110101 110101 11010111 110101 010101100 111111 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010 111101101 110101 11010101 110111 11111111 111111 010111100 110110 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010 11111001 010111 11111101 110111 11010111 110111 11111101 111110 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010 11011101 011101 01011101 111101 10110101 101111 01110101 010101 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010 01011110 111101 11110111 011001 10110101 101111 01110101 010101 11110101 11111 11010001 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; there's, my, as, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, there's, my, for, his are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of There's Nae Luck About The House;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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