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

Dormered and verandaed, cool,
Locust-girdled, on the hill;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaa bcdcb efefe gXgXg dhXhd XiXXi jkjkj blblb amama ggggX njnjX fafaf imimi hlhlh LdldXL
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011001 1010101 1010111 10101001 1000100 1110101 1010111 1010100 1011101 10011101 10101001 10010100 1010100 1010101 1011101 11011111 1010010 0111101 0011101 1010011 1010100 010011 1011101 1010111 1011100 1010100 1110111 1010110 1011100 1011101 1011111 0011101 0011101 0010101 1110101 10101001 1010101 1110001 1010001 1010101 1010111 0110001 1010101 1110101 1010101 1111101 0011101 1010101 1011101 1010100 11111010 1010101 10001010 10000101 11111010 1001101 10010101 1110101 1010101 1110111 1011001 1011111 0011100 1010101 1010111 1011111 10101010 11110001 101010010 1110101 10101010 10101010 00101110 10111010 100101100 10101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; her, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase her connects the lines.

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

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