This is an analysis of the poem The Song Of The Forest Ranger that begins with:

Oh, to feel the fresh breeze blowing
From lone ridges yet untrod!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab cdcd aeae afaf afaf aXaX abab aeae gbgb hbhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 0110110 10101110 1010101 10101010 1110101 11101010 1010001 11101010 0011101 10101110 1010001 101011010 1010101 10101010 1010101 10101110 1111101 10111010 1011101 10101010 0010101 00111010 1010100 11101010 1110101 10101010 0010101 10101010 1110101 10111010 1010111 11100110 1010101 11101110 1101101 11101010 11101001 11101010 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words come, not are repeated.

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

  • summary of The Song Of The Forest Ranger;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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