This is an analysis of the poem The Folk-Mote By The River that begins with:

It was up in the morn we rose betimes
From the hall-floor hard by the row of limes.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa bX cc dd ee ff ff dd ga ff cc bb hh ii cc gg cc bb ff bb cc ff jj dd dd ag kk bb XX dd dd ccdd kk lX mm ff kk gg dd dd ff cc dd nn gg dd cc cc ff ff Xb cc ag ff dd dd dd ccjj dd ga Xc dd Xl Xc ii dd bb jj ff dd dd bb kk ff aa cc ff dd ff oo nn ii kk aa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,4,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,4,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100111100 0011110101 01110111 1100100100 11000111 001010101 11111110 11110101 1111101001 110101001 011001111011 110111001 10110111 1010010111 110110111 1010110101 1110110111 1011100101 100010111 1010100111 11011111 11111010101 1110011101 010010111 1101111001 010011101 110100111 01111101 11001001011 01110101 1110110101 1011100101 11111111 11010001 110010101 1010010101 11111111 01110101 11011101 11010111 1101001001 110010101 1011001001 110100111 111011101 1010100101 1110110111 111100101 11111101 110110101 11011101 11010111 11010101 01011101 110100101 01111101 10111101 0010110101 11110101 110010101 111110101 101010101 11110101 1010011111 111010101 11100101 110010111 001010111 11111001 010011111 11010101 010110101 11011110 01100101 11010111 110110111 11010001 010100101 11010111 01011101 1111000101 111010101 11011111 1011100101 110110101 1100110111 1100111001 111011101 0110111011 1011100101 1110110101 110110101 1110100111 110101111 111010111 00110100101 1111001111 11010101 110010111 111110111 11010111 1110100101 11010110 111100111 11101111 11010111 11110111 11100101 11111101 11010001 10110101 10111101 11010101 101110101 110110111 011100101 11110101 11010101 11010101 11010111 11110111 10010101 1100100111 10010101 10101001110 11101001001 1110100111 1110101101 1011010111 11010111 111010100 10110111 101110111 11010111 01010101 1110100101 110110111 110101101 0111101001 011011101 0011101001 111011111 1110100101 111010101 11110101 11010101 110100111 111010101 11000111 1111001001 111011111 011100101 1010010111 10100110101 1110101011 1010100111 110010101 101010101 111010101 010010111 110110111 11110001 1110011111 100110101 1010110111 101001101001 111110111 1011011111 10110111 11010101 11110101 11010101 010111110 110010001 11011110 01111011 1111100101 110111110 111100101 110010101 110111110 1100101011 111100111 111101001 11110111 11110101 11110101 10111111 11010101 110001001 11110101 11111001 11111011 01010101 11011111 11010101 11010101 11111101110 010101001 010010101 11010101 01111101 011100101 110110101 110010101 1101101001 11111101 11011101 11110111 1100101101 1100110101 1100111111 11010111 11010101 111100111 111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 106
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 78
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 216
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, white, on, whose, in, he, of, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, did, doth are repeated.

    The author used the same words it, and, but, as, o, come at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Folk-Mote By The River;
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  • idea of the verse;
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