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

LIKE some vision olden
Of far other time,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd cececece cbcbcfcfXbabaadad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 01101 101110 00111 011110 110101 111110 01111 111010 01101 111010 111111 001010 10001 100110 11111 111010 01101 1010010 10101 101010 00101 0111010 00111 111011 11001 1001011 10101 100110 10011 101010 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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