This is an analysis of the poem Victoria that begins with:

The lark went up, the mower whet his scythe,
On golden meads kine ruminating lay,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc cdcd efef cbcb gfgX ghgh afaf efef idid jdjd kXkX cacX cccc dbdb fdXd dfdf Xflf jaja mcmc Xnfn ecec ncnX flfl jeje baba Xgcg hchc ococXgege
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 0111010101 1101110001 1101110111 1101 0101010001 1101011111 10011100111 1001 0111010111 1101010101 0101010101 1101 0011010101 1011010001 1101010111 0101 0111010111 1001000101 11010111011 1101 1101010111 1101000101 10011110101 0011 1011111111 0100010111 0101010111 0111 00110111001 1111010011 11001010110 1110 1101011101 0111011101 1001010101 0111 1011010011 1011010101 1001011111 1101 1100101111 1011010001 1111010101 0101 01010100010 0011010101 010100001010 1011 1001011111 0101001011 0101010101 1011 10110010101 1000110101 1101011001 0101 11110100101 0111010001 11001100101 1001 1111110111 0101010001 01010110100 1101 1001110001 0101010011 1101001101 0101 1101010111 1100110111 0100111101 0101 1101010111 0101010111 1011000101 1000 11110101001 1001010001 1111010101 1101 1101010001 1011111111 11000110111 1100 1110111111 1111001101 1011110111 1101 1100010101 01001011101 11011110001 11110 1001110101 0111010101 1011010101 1101 1100011111 010010100101 01010010111 1011 1101011111 0100010101 0101010000 01001 1101110110 1101111101 11010001001 1101 0101110111 1101011001 1111001101 1101 0111000111 1111010101 1000110101 0101 1101111101 11010101001 1101010101 0011
  • Amount of stanzas: 30
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, her, i, in, of, their, mine, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, from at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Victoria;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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