This is an analysis of the poem The Valley Of Unrest that begins with:

Once it smiled a silent dell
Where the people did not dwell;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccdddeebbbfffccggddbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1010011 1111001 1000111 10011010 01101010 0010111 01111001 11100101 0110100 1010100 1010111 10010101 11111111 11001011 01010100 111111110 110101010 010001110 100100111 0100100101 10010111 11010101 11011101 01011101 110111001 010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1069
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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