This is an analysis of the poem To His Paternal Country that begins with:
O earth! earth! earth! hear thou my voice, and be
Loving and gentle for to cover me!... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111111110 1011010101 1001111001 0111110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; earth is repeated.
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