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

Caledonia! thou land of the mountain and rock,
Of the ocean, the mist, and the wind-...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcX dedefgfg XeXehihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010011001011 001001101 11001001101 001101101 11111111011 11111001 11101101001 11111011 01001101011 11011001 01001001001 100111001 11001001001 01001011 01011101001 111010011 1100111101 1100010110 11001001101 011010010 11001001101 001101101 11101011001 1010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; of, and, though, thy, land are repeated.

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

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

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

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