This is an analysis of the poem A Wheat-Field Fantasy that begins with:

As I sat on a Kansas hilltop,
      While, far away from my, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabX cada bebe cfXf faXX bcac Xcdc agfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101011 110101 1001111 10011001 010011010 101001 010010010 0001001 111101011 11101101 010110010 1101011 11010010 0101111 11001010 1111001 111010 101001 1101110 1000 10101010 10100111 1010110111 101001 101110010 100111 111110010 10111 101110011 1011101 1111010 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 183
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of A Wheat-Field Fantasy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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