This is an analysis of the poem The Imported Servant that begins with:

The Blue Sky arches o’er mountain and valley,
The scene is as fair as a scene can be,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefghgh XfXfidid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110110110 0101110110 111011101010 1111101101 1101101010 011110111 101101001110 10101101001 1010001010 011101101 111011101110 1110101111 111011011110 011110111 0011010110110 11101111101 1101001100 111110101 1110110001110 1111001011 1111011110 011100111 11101001010 111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 538
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Imported Servant;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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