This is an analysis of the poem Great, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World that begins with:

Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World,
With the wonderful water round you curled, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabX ccdd eedd ffccbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 111001001 0010010111 1010010111 1111001 010010101 10100101001 0110101101 11001101001 110111111 001111101011 0101101111 110011110010 1111111111 1100101111 111111101 010011101 1011101111101 11111101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; wonderful, and, you, to, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words with, you are repeated.

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  • summary of Great, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World;
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  • history of its creation;
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