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

As Jane walked out below the hill,
She saw an old man standing still,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eefX ggfXXbbbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11111101 01010101 10110101 01010111 01110101 01011101 10010101 11010101 01110111 11110111 11011001 11010101 11000111 10010101 11110110 11111111 01010111 11111111 11011111 10111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

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

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

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

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

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

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