This is an analysis of the poem Geelong that begins with:

The earliest lady in the land,
Her pride of caste is high.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccb ababXXb adadeeX fgfgeeg hhhhiih
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010001 010101 1110101 110101 11011011 11010111 111101 010010111 110101 11000111 110101 11110101 11000100 110101 01010111 110101 01010111 111111 10011101 11010111 011010 111111001 110001 01110101 010111 11110000 11110001 101111 01110011 111100 11010001 010001 111010001 01010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • 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; her, to, and are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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