This is an analysis of the poem The Voice Of The Willows that begins with:

Hiding away from the sunlight,
Close by a rippling stream,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaXcbcdd eaXaXcbcdd eebebcXcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010011 1101001 1011010 1100101 1011010 0101101 01001011 0100101 1100100111 0110101101 1011011 1101101 1001010 0100001 1011110 1100011 01011010 11111101 11101111011 010100111 10011010 101111 011011010 1101111 01011011 1101101 00101010 11111101 10101101001 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; in, my, to are repeated.

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

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

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

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

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