This is an analysis of the poem A Tennyson Fragment that begins with:

So in the village inn the poet dwelt.
His honey-dew was gone; only the pouch,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacXbXaXdXXXeX cXc ddE eee eeEXeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010101 0101111001 0101010111 1111010101 110101010010 1101110011 1111111100 1101010111 11001110001 1111100101 1101100101 0101010101 100110011111 0100010101 0101010001 1111110101 1101010111 1101011111 1011110111 1101111101 1111010111 1111110110 1111010101 1101010111 1111011101 1111010101 1111010111 1111010110 1111011101 11010010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, milder, plug, twist, i, that are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of A Tennyson Fragment;
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