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

A GREAT green spread of meadow land,
(Must rest his weight on an ample base),...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababaXa XXcdedaX XacaeaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111 110111101 01010101 011110101 01011101 01010001 11010101 11011101 01010101 100111010 111110101 110101110 11011001 111101010 11110011 100101110 111101100 11010101 11110101 011010101 01010101 01110001 111011100 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • 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; he, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and, he, his are repeated.

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

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