This is an analysis of the poem Devotion. -- A Vision that begins with:

Methought I roved on shining walks,
'Mid odorous groves and wreathed bowers....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efeffgfg hfhfhehX ififebeb jfjfbbbX igigkfkf ififlmlm nmnmoXoX XaXaofof iiiiomomXelelblbl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101101101 1100111010 110011101 110101010 11011101 010101010 110010101 010111110 11010101 010101010 1000110101 010101010 11011101 111101010 110100101 100111110 11110101 110111010 11011101 1101001010 11110101 110101010 11011101 010101110 01111111 110011010 11110101 010111010 100011011 111101010 01010101 110100010 10111101 111111010 100110101 010101010 11010111 111111010 110111001 110101100 11100101 010111010 01010101 110111010 11011101 010111010 01011101 010101010 11010101 010101010 11110101 010111010 110111110 110101011 110011010 010111011 10010101 110101111 11110111 010001011 110101001 110111110 11010101 110101010 10110101 100101111 110010111 110001011 110011101 110001110 11001001 010101010 110101001 011101010 11110101 111101010 01000101 111111011 11010101 11010011101 01110101 110101010 01111101 110101010 1101110010 111101010 1100111010 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Devotion. -- A Vision;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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