This is an analysis of the poem Old Ireland that begins with:

FAR hence, amid an isle of wondrous beauty,
Crouching over a grave, an ancient, sorrowful mother,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXcXee bcdXXecbaeeXca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101010 10100111010010 1011111010101 0111100101010 10110101101 110111101001011 1 0101011101001110 1 1011010 11111101011010 0111 1111111011111 0101 111011101011 01101001011111101 010111010011110010 10 10111111101101 111110101001 011010110 11010111 10100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 580
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (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; of, her, you, not are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines grave is repeated).

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  • summary of Old Ireland;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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