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

There is no joy of earth that thrills
My bosom like the far-off hills!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXccddeeffgghhiijjiikkaaddbblliaXXmmhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 40,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110111 11010111 101011100 10110000 01010101 01000111 100101011 01110111 0101100 01111101 111101110 011111010 01001101 01100101 01010101 01011101 11010100 01111101 01010111 11011101 11110100 01111101 01010111 11111111 11011100 01010101 11010101 111100101 01000100 01111100 01010101 10010101 01110101 01010100 11111101 00111100 11010101 11000101 01011101 11011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1350
  • Average number of words per stanza: 244
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; and is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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