This is an analysis of the poem Away To The Well that begins with:

AWAY to the well lilted Annie—
Away with her skiel to the well;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd cdXdXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011010 01001001 010011010 01101001 110011110 01001011 110011110 01011101 110011110 01001011 1010110010 01111001 111010010 11111001 110010110 11101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; away, to, well, pale are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word himself at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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