This is an analysis of the poem Willow Land that begins with:

Willow wand, willow wand,
Change this little slender frond... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Aabbb Aaccc ddaaa eefff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1010101 0010111 0010101 0101 111111 1010111 0011101 1111101 1101 1100111 1010111 1010111 1111101 1101 1110101 001011 10111010 10101010 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; never is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word willow at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines hair, cool, made, never are repeated).

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  • summary of Willow Land;
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