This is an analysis of the poem The Girt Woak Tree That's In The Dell that begins with:

The girt woak tree that's in the dell!
There's noo tree I do love so well;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AaXXbbccXXdXbXXXaA XbeeXXaaffddgghhaA ccXXiibbXAXbhhbbhhaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,18,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111001 11111111 11111111 11011101 11010101 01011011 11100101 11010111 11010111 01011111 11110101 01010111 110010101 11110101 110111001 11011110 11111111 101111001 110100110 11111101 01110111 110011101 11011001 01010101 11110101 11111111 11011101 11111111 010110111 010101111 11110011 11110111 11110101 01000111 11111111 101111001 11110111 010101001 110101010 11011101 11110111 010011101 11111111 11111101 11011111 01111001 11011001 11110101 11111101 01010111 11010111 11010101 01110111 01110111 11111111 101111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 678
  • Average number of words per stanza: 137
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; i, an', wi', tree, en, let, so, land are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she's, an', the are repeated.

    The author used the same word an' at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of The Girt Woak Tree That's In The Dell;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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