This is an analysis of the poem Adare that begins with:

Oh, sweet Adare! oh, lovely vale!
Oh, soft retreat of sylvan splendour!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbc ddddbdbd cccXecec fXfXacac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 110101010 11011101 1010111010 11110101 011101010 11010101 110111010 11011111 0100111010 110100101 0100010010 11011101 110110010 101011101 1100111010 011001001 0101001010 01100111 0110001110 11011101 010111010 11000101 110101110 01110101 1101010010 110111001 010111011 01110101 010101010 110101001 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 297
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; oh, and, in are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words oh, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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