This is an analysis of the poem The Orchard And The Heath that begins with:

I chanced upon an early walk to spy
A troop of children through an orchard gate:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa acaca caXXc deded ffXff cbcbX ghghg acXXa ibibi jbjbj kbkbk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001110101 0101011101 01110111 11101111 1101010111 1101010101 1101011111 110001001 01010101 01010100111 1111010111 11010110101 011100111 01010010 1101111101 0101010111 1100011101 11010101 101101101 11111111001 1111010111 11011101110 01011001 010111110 1101010111 1011110101 1100110101 01111111 01010011 111100011100 1101010101 0111010111 01010111 11010001 0111111101 1101010111 1111011101 01011000 11110010 01011000011 1111010111 0101011111 111101011 01000111 1101110111 1101100101 0101010111 110100101 01010101 1101100101 11111100111 0111110011 11010101 11010001 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; and is repeated.

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

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