This is an analysis of the poem In The Willow Shade that begins with:

I sat beneath a willow tree,
Where water falls and calls;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac dcdc efef ghgh aXag iiii bjbj aKak kaka alal mama Xgmg gngn anan mkmk bgbg fnfnXaKak
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 110111 11001101001 111101 11110101 110101 10011101001 011101 11100101 101011 1101101111 111110 11111111 111111 1101111011 110111 010110101 1001110 1101110011 111101 01010111 110101 1101011111 110101 010010001 100101 1101010011 111111 110010111 011100 1111010111 0101001 101101001 110011 1100111001001 100101 10110111 111101 11001110101 111101 11110001 110111 0111010101 110111 011100110 011101 1111010101 011101 11011101 110111 11001111001 101001 01010101 010101 1101010001 1010001 01011101 110111 01110011001 011001 11110111 010101 01110010111 111101 11011101 110111 11001011101 111111 110010111 011100 11111101001 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 72
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or, he, and, i are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines spring is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word night at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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