This is an analysis of the poem A Castle In Spain that begins with:

On a hill-top brown it stands:
One side, open tablelands...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaab Xabaab aabccb ddaeea ffgeeg hhehhe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1110100 10101 1010101 1010111 10101 10111000 11101111 00101 10111001 1010111 10111 10101101 1010101 10111 00100111 1000101 00101 1010111 0010111 10101 10001101 0010101 10101 1010111 1010101 100101 1110111 10111011 00101 1110001 1110111 00111 1001111 1011101 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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.

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

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

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  • summary of A Castle In Spain;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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