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

An old, lost lane; where can it lead?
To stony pastures, where the weed... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabbbb cccdede aaafgfg ggghihi jjjgbgbXaaabfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 01010101 10011101 10110111 100100101 10110101 100010001 11111101 00010101 11010101 110111001 01110101 10110101 1001111001 11111101 01011101 011111101 11010101 01110101 11010111 010101101 11111101 01010101 01110101 01110101 11110111 11010111 10110001 11111100 01011101 01011111 01011101 10011111 11001101 01010101 11111111 11110011 11110101 11110001 11010111 01111111 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it is repeated.

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

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

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

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