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

Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon
the remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXabbabXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 100101101010101 001011011101011 0011001100010001100 110101110100100101 0 110010111000011 1001011000111101 0110010010111010 1000111010101011 101000111 1111111010100001 0001000111111001 11010101001101 0010001111101101 10110101111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 829
  • Average number of words per stanza: 164
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, his, it, he, of, and are repeated.

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

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