This is an analysis of the poem To A Lady Seen From The Train that begins with:

O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
Missing so much and so much?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABaaabAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110101 1011111 1111011111 111110101 1010110101 11001001 1111110101 1011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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.

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  • summary of To A Lady Seen From The Train;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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