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

Yes, I love the homestead. There
In the spring the lilacs blew... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa cdcdc efefe ggXgg gfggg ghghg ijiji kfgfk ldldl jhjhj fmfmf fdgdg bnbnb ododo imimi mimim jXXfX Xhhhh chchc hdhdh kgkgk jpjkj jljXjXikipi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 00010111 1001101 10101001 1010101 1011111 1011100 1010100 1010101 1011111 1010011 1010101 10111001 01000101 100101101 1010011 1010100 10110001 101001001 0011111 1010001 1011111 1011101 0010101 0010101 1010101 1011101 1010011 1010101 1010101 1010101 1010101 1011111 1100001 1010101 1010001 0010101 10000101 0010101 1000111 1010111 0010100 1010101 1010111 1010001 1010101 0010101 0110101 1110101 0011001 10001001 1010101 1010101 1000101 0110101 0010101 1011101 1000101 10111001 1110101 1110111 00100010 1111111 10111110 1010001 1110011 1010101 0010101 1010100 1110101 11101010 0011001 10101110 1010001 10101010 1110001 10101010 1111111 10101010 1110101 101110010 1010100 11101100 1010101 11011000 11101010 10100111 10111010 1010111 10101010 10101001 00101010 0110101 10101010 0011101 1010111 0011101 1111001 1000101 0011101 1111111 1010111 0110011 1010101 11101 1111101 1110100 1010101 1001111 1001101 1110111 1010011 1010001 0010110 1110011 11000101 1111001 1000101 1010100 0010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, that are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words ah, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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