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

WIDE are the plains—the plains that stretch to the west
An ocean of trackless waste, untrodden and rude,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd bdbd eaea bfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010111001 110010110011 111011101111 101100010101 11010111011 10100111101 11011100101 011111101011 11011011111 101111100101 110101111111 1101101001001 11010111101 1010010100101 101010010101 101010110101 111110100111 0110010100101 1101110111101 010010101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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