This is an analysis of the poem For Scotland that begins with:

Beyond the Cheviots and the Tweed,
Beyond the Firth of Forth,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cAAA dede fXfX dgdg eheh efef didiXcAAA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010100101 010101 11000111 010101 11111101 011011110 1010 011011110 11011111 011101 11011101 110111 11110101 0111110 01010101 010101 11010111 111101 01010101 010101 11010101 1100101 01010111 110101 01011101 010101 11011101 111101 11011101 111111 11010101 010101 11111101 011011110 1010 011011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; scotland, for, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words beyond, in, there's are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines scotland is repeated).

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

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  • summary of For Scotland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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