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

After him who did mills own
This place was called in honor Tilson. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabc ddcc bXee ffXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011 011101010 11010101 01100010 10111011 10111001 010110010 00101010 11010101 11010110 11111111 10111111 11010111 11110101 11110011 10111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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 On Tilsonburg;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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