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

To Alfred Tennyson
Poet! I come to touch thy lance with mine;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a abbaabbacdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 010100 1011011101 1101110101 0101010001 0100010101 01000100101 0101101101 11010100101 1101011101 1001010001 11010101001 11110100001 1101010101 011111010 1101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 295
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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