This is an analysis of the poem An Orchard Dance that begins with:

All work is over at the farm
And men and maids are ripe for glee; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXefeghhggGIgIejej gcgcfjfj fbfbiiggjjhheeffjjffXkbXiiGIgI aiaillmmcgXgjajackckgigi gcgcffXfbjljXfefccclelXgegeGIgI
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,8,30,24,31,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010101 11111111 11010111 11000111 11010111 11010101 11010101 11000101 01010101 01011111 11010111 11000101 01010101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11010101 11111111 11110001 11010101 11110001 110101101 11010111 11010101 01010101 01000100 01110101 11010101 11010101 010100101 10010101 01110001 11010101 01010001 010110101 01010111 01010101 01110111 11010001 01010101 01010001 01010001 11110111 01010101 11000101 01110101 01010001 11110001 11011111 01110101 01000101 01110101 01010101 11110101 11011001 01010101 01011100 11011101 01011001 11111111 11110001 11010101 11110001 01010011 01011101 01010101 110010101 10010101 11010101 11110101 110011101 010010111 01010101 11011001 11010101 01010101 11010101 11110101 01110011 11011101 110101001 11000111 01111001 11111111 1110001 01110101 11011101 11110101 11010111 11010111 11010001 11010101 01010101 010100101 11010001 11010101 01110101 11010101 11010101 01110101 11010101 01010101 110101001 11010111 01010101 010010111 01010001 11010101 11010101 11010101 01010101 11010101 11111101 11111111 11110001 111100101 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 688
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 117
  • 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; and, her are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words the, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word embraced at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of An Orchard Dance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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