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

The enquiring fields, courtesies
And tribulations of the air-...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX bcb cdc ddd ddX XaX aea eeeXebe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001100 11010001 011101 010011 0011010 0110011 11101010 1011100 10110010 111001 11010101 101111 1111011 00111001 110101010 111011 111101 101011 0100100 0111010 011100 101110 1000101 111110 110001 1000101 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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