This is an analysis of the poem Our Lady Peace that begins with:

How far is it to peace, the piper sighed,
The solitary, sweating as he paused....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa abab cdcd eaeXXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100010101 0101010111 1101010101 11001010101 0101011101 0111010101 0101010111 1111110111 0100011101 1111101101 1101011101 1101110101 11010101111 0100111111 1111110101 11000101000 11010110111 1101100111 1101011111 1101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Our Lady Peace;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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