This is an analysis of the poem A Letter From England that begins with:

Dear Boy
As it appears to us old fogeys ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcdede fbfbdcdc ghghiaXi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 100101110 0101011101 11110001010 1011010101 01001111010 1111100001 01011110010 0101010101 11101111110 1011011111 01010101110 1111011101 10010101011 1101110111 11010111111 1111111111 01101111010 1101011101 11110101010 1111010101 10011111010 1101110100 10111001010 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 343
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; we is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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