This is an analysis of the poem Ichabod that begins with:

Gone is the glory from the hills,
The autumn sunshine from the mere,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbX abba cabcab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10010001 01011001 11100101 01010101 010110001 01011101 01010101 110010101 011100101 11010111 01010101 100010111 100010111 11100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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