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

Three hills lead on to Lilydale,
Where runs the White Horse Road.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXacccc deddXffgg cXcchhhii Xfbbfaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110100 110111 11110001 01010100 110001 01110101 01011101 11010101 01010100 11000101 010110 01010101 10011101 110100 01011101 11010101 11010101 11000101 01010111 0101011 01110111 11010111 001101 11010001 01110101 10010111 00110101 11110100 111101 1100111001 1110101 011111 11010101 110000111 110000101 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 293
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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