This is an analysis of the poem The Falls of the Passaic that begins with:

In a wild, tranquil vale, fringed with forests of green,
Where nature had fashioned a soft, sylvan scene,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdX ddee eeff ddaa gghh eedd iiee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0011011001001 11011001101 001001101001 01001011011 10101001001 101001101001 1011001001101 111010011110 1010111001101 11001101001 11011101011 11001011011 11001001011 101101001001 101001111001 101101101011 001001101101 001011001101 101001011001 101001001001 110011011111 11011011001 11011011001 11101001001 101111001101 101011011001 01001111001 101011001001 101011001001 101101111011 11101101001 1010111100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, its, he, on are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words no, with, he are repeated.

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

  • summary of The Falls of the Passaic;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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