This is an analysis of the poem Peter Simson's Farm that begins with:

Simson settled in the timber when his arm was strong and true,
And his form was straight and limber; and he wrought the long day through ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd XefX ggdd hhdd hXdd iiff hhjj eeee aakk ggXi iiff ddee aall iiggXaagg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101000101011111 101111101110111 001010101011101 101010101010101 101010101110111 111000101010101 101111101010101 1010010101011101 101000101010110 101110100010111 1010011100010101 1010011101010100 11101010111001001 1010011010011111 111110100010001 101000111010001 101011101011101 101010101011101 111001101100101 101111101011101 101011101110101 0110101000101000 10101010100101111 101010101011111 101111101010001 101010101011101 111010100010101 101000101010001 111010101110101 101010101010101 101011100010101 1010001010100101 101111101010111 001010101010111 101000101011101 111011101010111 101111101111101 1011111101010101 1110010101110001 1010011101110101 111011100010101 101100100010001 101010101010101 111010101110111 101010101110111 1111101000111001 101110101010101 111010100011101 111011101011101 101010100010111 101010101011111 101110101010111 111000101010101 101010101010101 001010101010101 101011101010111 101111100010111 101010101111101 110010101010101 101110001010101 101111101110101 111010101010101 101100101010001 101110100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 268
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, to, of, his, there, fought, though, he are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Peter Simson's Farm;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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