This is an analysis of the poem Our Lady's Well that begins with:

Fount of the woods! thou art hid no more,
From Heaven's clear eye, as in time of yore!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdddD aaeebbffdD ddgghhggdd ggiijjdddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 100111111 0101110101 1011101101 1011111101 1011110111 101111011001 10100101111 1010110101 1110100101 111110101 100111111 1010110101 1110010101 1010111101 1011111110 11101111010 1011101101 1110100101 101011101 111110101 10010101 011100101 0100100101 0011110101 1010100101 10100100101 1001111111 0010111001 1111100101 111110101 100100101 1110100101 111111111 101001011011 1011101101 011100111 01001011010 1100101010 0011101111 111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 437
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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

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

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  • summary of Our Lady's Well;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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