This is an analysis of the poem The Bard's Incantation that begins with:

The Forest of Glenmore is drear,
It is all of black pine, and the dark oak-tree;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXccdd efefddgg hehedddd aiaiddaX jajXggdd kXkdbbbX ekekllcX fefeiiaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01001101 00101110111 1011100101 010010101 01110101 1010101101 1011100001 11010101 10010101 11000101 11000101 1011100101 10010101 010010101 01110101 10101110101 1101101 10110101 101110101 1011100101 01000101 010010111 0110101111 1010100101 10010111 01111101 110101001 11110101 01010111 10010101 11110101 11011100 11111101 01011111 11010101 10011100 11111101 11000101 11000101 010011101 11010101 110010110 110011111 11010101 01011101 10110101 0101001001 11011100 11111111 11110101 11111111 01010101 11011101 101010101 11011101 1100101010 01011101 110111001 10111101 10110100 11011101 11110101 01100101 110010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 301
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, all, their, by, than, my, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words that, by, more are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Bard's Incantation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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