This is an analysis of the poem Where Lies The Land? —(Wordsworth) that begins with:

‘Where lies the land of which thy soul would know? '
Beyond the wearied wold, the songless dell, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaX bXaab cdcXdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11010111111 0101010101 0101110100 0101110101 11010111111 11010010101 11010100111 1101110111 1101111111 11101010111 0101011101 1111010111 1111110111 1101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; where is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word where is repeated.

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  • summary of Where Lies The Land? —(Wordsworth);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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