This is an analysis of the poem In The Character Of A Ruined Farmer that begins with:

Tune - "Go from my window, Love, do."
The sun he is sunk in the west,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aaabB ccXbB aadbB eeXXB XXdbB ffXbB ggXbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110110 01101001 1100101 11111101 010111 10110101 01001001 1110101 11001111 010101 10110101 110110011 01101011 11111101 111101 10110101 111110001 1101110101 11111111 0100101 10110101 11111010 11101010 11101101 110101 10110101 11011011 11001001 11111101 110111 10110101 110110111 11001001 1001111 110111 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; o is repeated.

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

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase o connects the lines.

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  • summary of In The Character Of A Ruined Farmer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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