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

The sunset has faded, there's but a tinge,
Saffron pale, where a star of white... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111101101 10110101 1100100101 0011100101 1010010111 010010111 1010110111 010101101 100101101 100101111 1001101001 101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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

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