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

These be the grim suburban days,
And, tho' in verse we frolic,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaaX bcXbbc dedXde fgfffg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 1101110 11001111 10110101 11010111 1101010 11011101 1111010 110111110 11110101 11010111 1101010 11011101 1111110 01010101 100101110 11000101 1100010 11011101 1101010 11111101 00011111 01110111 0001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, his are repeated.

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

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

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