This is an analysis of the poem King Cahill's Farewell To The Rye Field that begins with:

WRITTEN TO THE LONDONDERRY AIR
'Tira autumn sun your shadow's flung, my Cahill,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbcb XcbX XbXX caXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100010101 101011101111 010111111 11111101010 0111010101 11110111010 1111010101 11111101010 110101111 1001110001110 1101110101 11011101101 11011111110 11011101110 1111011101 011100101111 0111011111 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your, our are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word farewell is repeated.

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  • summary of King Cahill's Farewell To The Rye Field;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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