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

Bird of the wilderness,
Blithesome and cumberless,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbAAB ccdeed ffbggb hhbAAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100 1001100 10110101111 100100 101101 1001001001 101111 100101 1101001101 111101 111100 11001011011 1011101 1011101 10011011001 100101 100101 1001011001 110101 100101 1011011010 100100 101101 1001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; thy, love, o'er are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words where, o'er, over are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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