This is an analysis of the poem The Two Villages that begins with:

Over the river, on the hill,
Lieth a village white and still;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd aaddeecc aabbddffgg aaeecchhaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 1010111 10100101 10110001 10010111 01011101 11010111 1001001001 100101001 0101011 11100101 10010111 101100101 11110101 10011101 101110011 0110101 100101011 0101101110 100101010 01011111 110100111 10100101 10010111 10010111 101101111 01101001 10101011 10010101 10010101 110110101 10110001 10100101 10110111 110100101 101101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, that, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word never is repeated.

    The author used the same words over, in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Two Villages;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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