This is an analysis of the poem A Garden Idyl that begins with:

With sagest craft Arachne worked
Her web, and at a corner lurked,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcdaa eeccddXfccaaggaaddcc ccgghhaaccXX ccXdeeiiggjjcX ffggiikkiiggbb ggiiggaabbllcccXaa mmggbbddhhXaaeeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,20,12,14,14,18,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101 01110101 01011101 01000101 10000111 11011101 01111101 11011111 01010111 11010101 11111101 11000101 11011101 11010101 11010110 01110101 11010101 11010001 010000101 11010101 11110100 010100111 01010101 01001101 110001001 01010111 100101001 11110101 10010101 01111101 01010101 01110101 01001101 01010101 11010101 11101101 11010101 11100111 01011001 01000100 0100010001 1101001 010011100 110011101 01010111 11000111 01011101 01000101 01010101 11010101 11010101 11100101 11010101 01111111 11010101 01011101 11011101 01000101 11010101 11110101 01000111 01110011 010000100 01010111 01010101 01010001 11010101 01001111 01010111 1010101 01011101 01000100 11001101 11010101 01011101 01010111 11011101 01010101 11010101 11011111 01000111 1001001001 01110011 11010111 01111101 11011101 0101010110 110101010 11010111 11110011 11010101 01011101 1010101 01000101 110010101 11111111 11111101 01011101 00010101 11011101 10010110 01010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 438
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 102
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; of, her are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Garden Idyl;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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