This is an analysis of the poem A Kentish Garden that begins with:

THERE is a grey-walled garden, far away
From noise and smoke of cities, where the hours ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba bccb cddc ceec cbbc fggf ghhg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001110101 01110101010 10110101010 11010101001 1111010101 1101011101 1101111100 1011000101 1101110101 0111110001 1101111111 0111010001 1001000101 0111010101 1011010101 1101000111 1111110111 0111011011 1011100101 1111101101 1111111100 0111110101 0100010101 010000101001 1101010111 1011010111 01110101001 010111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

    The author used the same words there, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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