This is an analysis of the poem The Hunter's Even-Song that begins with:

THE plain with still and wand'ring feet,
And gun full-charged, I tread,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a ba b c cc c a da d e eeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,1,2,1,1,2,1,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 111111 11011101 1101101 01010111 111101 11110101 011101 01011101 110101 11010101 010111 11110111 110101 010111101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 42
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Hunter's Even-Song;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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