This is an analysis of the poem A Lake And A Fairy Boat that begins with:

A lake and a fairy boat
To sail in the moonlight clear, -... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd dbdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 0110101 0100111 1100111 00101111 1110111 11010101 1100101 1101101 1101111 1101011 1101111 11011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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  • summary of A Lake And A Fairy Boat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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