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

Father! thy wonders do not singly stand,
Nor far removed where feet have seldom strayed;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaaaabcbcbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011011101 1101111101 01110100101 0101011101 0101111111 0101111101 1111011101 1011010001 1100010101 1111010101 1100101101 1101010101 1111010101 1101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 602
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; in is repeated.

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

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

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