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

He seems to he a god, that man
Facing you, who leans to be close, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb XXbd XacX dbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 10111001 11011110 01101 110011110 1111111 01101001 1101 1110111 11010111 1110111101 101100 111111 11111011 1110101111 001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; to, my, i are repeated.

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

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

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