This is an analysis of the poem Rocky Acres that begins with:

This is a wild land, country of my choice,
With harsh craggy mountain, moor ample and bare....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcc dcdccee fgfgghXXgfgffhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0001110011 01101011011 10011001101 11011011111 11111010011 1100111111 11001111001 11111010101 1101100011 110010001101 11001010001 10011001001 11011001011 01001010111 1110100011 10001101101 011011101101 10001001011 01101011111 10101101101 01011101010 100110010111 01111010101 10111011011 1011111011 10101011111 11101111111 10111001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; he, and are repeated.

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

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

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

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