This is an analysis of the poem The Task: Book Ii. -- The Time-Piece that begins with:

Oh for a lodge in some vast wilderness,
Some boundless contiguity of shade,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbcbcbaefeghiXafgbccccaXfbjibaaklbkcghmbffen abgaaghXhkbbacamhbgcoiakXak nbabngpfgqbgglXcocacggadpigmagcbmcpXcadbpqcfjggliiahhccho liaacagahggldgcbammrdmaofljh bramlbcagffsgbaamgffgtfibagcggoabgdgbbgagmlcm mcbXbcgaggleoocmfakauXcigogrcrfqflfgjflmlfccab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 47,27,57,28,45,49,30,41,46,23,19,5,44,18,18,46,29,93,32,81,23,10,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 23
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1535
  • Average number of words per stanza: 271
  • Amount of lines: 831
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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, and, man, to, i, her, his, rise, means, thy, as, when, all, such, or, whose, in, at, would, he, their, our, by, they, that are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the, true, with, to, of, or, there, by, a, that, in are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases gone, mourns, found connect the lines.

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  • summary of The Task: Book Ii. -- The Time-Piece;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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