This is an analysis of the poem My Heart Was Wandering In The Sands that begins with:

MY heart was wandering in the sands,
a restless thing, a scorn apart; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd bXba bXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111100001 01010101 11010011 11011011 10111111 11010101 10110111 01011111 101101011 110100100 11100001 01010101 01110111 11111110 11110101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; my, and, heart are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word surely at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of My Heart Was Wandering In The Sands;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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