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

Earth, sweet Earth, sweet landscape, with leavés throng
And louchéd low grass, heaven that dost appeal ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba abba ccdccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111111011 1111101101 0011011101 1111001111 1110111111 1101111111 1101111111 11011110111 1101111111 1101111101 001101111001 0101111111 1110110011 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, to, thy are repeated.

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

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

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