This is an analysis of the poem On Retirement that begins with:
A HERMIT'S house beside a stream
With forests planted round,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaab cdccd bebbe bfbbf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 01010101 010101 11000111 1110011 10100111 01011111 010101 01010101 01010101 010101 11010101 11101 11011101 11011101 110001 11011111 11011101 11010111 11101101 010101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word than is repeated.
The author used the same word a at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of On Retirement;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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