This is an analysis of the poem Marjorie’s Wooing that begins with:

THE corn was yellow upon the cliffs,
The fluttering grass was green to see,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX bXde fXdX XXXX afdX BecX XdXX BXdX BXdX BdXX deXX ggXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011100101 010011101 010110101 1010110100 101001111 100101111 0101100110011 1101001101 101111011 111111111 01011001001 101111011 101001111 11110001001 101000111 1111101111 111110101 1111100111 1111111110 10101011101 101000111 110100101 110111101 111101011 101110111 101100101 111100111 11101001110 101000111 111101111 111111001 11111111011 101000111 1111111111 1011001011 1111100111 101000111 1111011011 1001101011 10010011001 10010001011 1111111001 1011111011 1111111111 10101111 000110101 101001101011 11100101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you, ', i, know, your, of are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word 'marjorie at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Marjorie’s Wooing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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