This is an analysis of the poem To The River Otter that begins with:

Dear native brook! wild streamlet of the West!
How many various-fated years have passed,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaabcbcbcdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101110001 11010010011 11011101011 1101110111 10001111101 1011011111 1101010101 1101111101 1101110111 110111001001 1111100111 1001111101 1101110101 1111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 653
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; thy is repeated.

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

  • summary of To The River Otter;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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