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

Like some wild child that laughs and weeps,
Impatient of its mother's arms,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc bdbdee acaXff ghghdd bibiab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111111 01000101 01100111 100101001 01010001 01000101 01110101 01001101 11010101 11010101 01010111 01011101 10011101 01010101 11110101 1110110 010010111 11010001 10010101 01010101 11010100 10110001 11010101 010011101 01000101 01010011 01010101 11011111 11011101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; it, what, of are repeated.

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

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

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

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