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

I would lie low, the ground on which men tread,
Swept by Thy spirit like the wind of heaven;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcacacdcddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011111 11110101010 11110011111 111100101010 1101010111 0111000101 11111111001 1111011100 1100010111 11001011111 11010001111 11110100101 1111011111 1011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 629
  • Average number of words per stanza: 123
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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