This is an analysis of the poem The Song that begins with:

Here me, ye smokeless skies and grass-green earth,
Since by your sufferance still I breathe and live!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBabccbdd ececffccc gfgfffghh ciciccijj hdhkaakff dldlmmldd hBhbaabaa nm nXffmcc cfcfllfll ldjXlhclc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,9,9,2,7,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011111 11110011111 11110111 1111001101 0111101101 11010100101 1101010100 1111111111 110101110101 1111110111 0101111101 11001101 0101001111 1101111101 1101011101 0101010101 1100111100 1101011111001 11100000101 0101110111 11010111 1001100011 1100110111 1101011001 1101000101 01010101110 100101011101 1100111101 0111000101 01011101 0101010101 0101000101 0101010111 0101111101 1111110111 100101100111 1101010101 01100001010 11110101 110011111010 1100110101 0101010101 01010011010 0100010101 111101010101 1101011101 1010010101 11010101 1101110111 010110101 0101110101 0101010111 0101010111 110101111111 1111111101 11110011111 01001101 1111000100 1111001101 1101110011 1111010111 1101110101 011111010101 1101010101 11110011111 01001101 1101111100 1111011101 0111011101 0100010101 1101111101 011111111101 1111010101 1111010101 11011111 0101011101 1101010001 1101110110 0111010111 1101110101 1101011010101 0101110111 0101110001 1101010101 1100110101 010010001 1111110101 1101011101 1101100101 1100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 361
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 91
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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, they, of, our, ours are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, the are repeated.

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

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