This is an analysis of the poem The Hand that begins with:

Lone o'er the moors I stray'd;
With basely timid mind,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaabcb dedeefaX XgXggaXX dadaaaXa chchhhbh hihiifdf hdXddaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100111 0100101 011101 010101 110101 110001 11110100 111101 110001 11111 110001 111001 010101 111011 11101011 110111 111101 111101 110001 011111 110111 010101 1111010 1110100 111111 0010001 111001 010001 0100111 010111 11111010 0111111 1010101 110101 1100101 011101 111101 111101 10111010 111101 1101001 11111 1110101 110101 0100111 1111011 11100110 110111 111101 111101 1101010 010101 110101 1101001 1101010 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • 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; i, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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

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