This is an analysis of the poem The Young Author that begins with:

When first the peasant, long inclined to roam,
Forsakes his rural sports and peaceful home,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbffaaggbbeXhhggbXbbhhhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 34,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010101 10001011101 1001010101 11010111001 110101001001 1011010101 0101000101 1101010101 0101110101 11001011101 1101110101 1101010101 10001110101 1101010111 1011010101 1011000101 1001000101 1111010111 1111010011 1111010001 1111010101 0101010110 0111110111 1101110101 10110010101 11010010101 1101011101 1101011100 0101010101 0101010101 11101011101 1001011101 11010010101 1001110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1526
  • Average number of words per stanza: 260
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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