This is an analysis of the poem Forby Sutherland that begins with:

A LANE of elms in June;—the air
Of eve is cool and calm and sweet. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc adad ebeb fbfb ghgh hihi jjjj hkhk eclc jmjm enln jeje ahah ijij ebeb bnbn oeol ieie hphp jojo eheh ejej qeqe hahaXibib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010101 01011111 11010101 01110101 11010111 11010101 11110101 11110101 01110101 110011010 01011101 0100011010 11011101 11011101 010100111 11010101 01110111 010011001 11011101 01010101 01011101 11010101 11011101 010111011 11111101 11011101 11011111 01001101 11110111 01010101 11010001 11010101 11010101 010010111 11011101 11011111 11110111 11110101 01010100 11010001 11101101 01011101 01111101 11000101 01111101 01010101 11010100 011010101 0100101010 01010101 110100110 11010111 01110101 110101101 11110101 11011101 11011111 01010111 11010101 11110011 111010111 10010101 11000111 11111101 11010111 11011111 11010111 11010111 11111101 01010111 111010101 01010100 01111101 111101101 010111111 01111101 11010111 11111111 01111111 10110111 11010101 11011101 01111101 11011111 11010101 01000101 11110111 11010101 11010101 11010001 0100111001 01011111 11110101 01011111 01010111 11111011 01111101 01001111 11010101 11110111 010010101 01110101 11010001 01110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 4417
  • Average number of words per stanza: 724
  • Amount of lines: 129
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; and, dreams, s are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Forby Sutherland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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