This is an analysis of the poem To My Country that begins with:

O dear my Country, beautiful and dear,
Love cloth not darken sight. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abacacb dedbdbX fcfefec dcdXXfc AgaXaXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010011 111101 1101111101 1011110111 1011010101 0101111001 110101 11110110101 010001 0101010101 1101010001 1101000101 1101110101 0101000 1101010101 110101 0111010101 1101010001 1001010111 0001010101 010001 1001000101 010001 10110111011 0011110101 0101010100 0100110101 110101 1111010011 100101 1111010001 0110010100 1001010101 0101010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; with is repeated.

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

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