This is an analysis of the poem Ye Wearie Wayfarer that begins with:

Hark! the bells of distant cattle
Waft across the range,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXdadXccc efefghgh fifiXhXhieXeaeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 10101 10101010 10111 10100110 101001 11101110 11101 1110101 10101 11101010 11001 11101010 10101 10101010 00101 10001010 101001 10001010 11111 10101110 10111 00101010 00111 100111010 10011 1011010 10101 10001010 00101 01101110 10101 10111111 11101 101001010 10101 10101110 11111 10001010 10011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Ye Wearie Wayfarer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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