This is an analysis of the poem Upon Eckington Bridge, River Avon that begins with:

O pastoral heart of England! like a psalm
Of green days telling with a quiet beat- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdceed babXfgfhhg iXiebjXbbj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001010101 0111000101 1100011101 111010101 1011010101 11010010101 1011011101 110100011 1001011111 0101010001 1101010111 10010010101 11001000111 1001010100 10111001010 01111100101 1001110110110 110010011101 101111101001 0101110101 1101010011 1001011111 1001110101 0101010100 1101010101 01111000100 1001100100 1001010101 1111010101 10011100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 438
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; o, of are repeated.

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

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