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

The old coach-road through a common of furze,
With knolls of pine, ran white; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc aaaa dede fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111101001 010111 1001001011 11011001 010011111 011111 0100110101 11001001 1110100101 1110111 101100111 011101 110100111 010101 110100101 1100110 0110110101 0110101 11010111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • 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 words the, no are repeated.

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

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

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