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

Addressed to Jonathan Wingle, Esq.
In summer time we roam o'er dingle, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaaaXaaa bbbbbbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010011 0101111010 110111010 11101110 11111110 11111101 00111110 100111010 111101010 11011101 11010111 111101001 11011111 11110101 11010101 1011101 11001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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