This is an analysis of the poem In Tuolumne Meadows that begins with:

I Love to sit in the sun
And watch the foaming Lyell... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabc defdef ffcffc gheghe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001 1101011 1100101 111111 10101010 0011101 1101011 11001011 1101001 1100111 11001111 1011111 110101 001110010 11001001 1011101 10110010 1100101 11101011 110011010 11101001 00110110 110110010 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of In Tuolumne Meadows;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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