This is an analysis of the poem The Task: Book Iii. -- The Garden that begins with:

As one who, long in thickets and in brakes
Entangled, winds now this way and now that... full text

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,20,67,83,30,40,29,62,34,60,17,81,22,58,51,136,24,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2021
  • Average number of words per stanza: 361
  • Amount of lines: 848
  • 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; in, and, with, d, s, his, so, well, i, still, they, dream, world, it, truth, to, thy, of, that, hence, her, or, must, we, my, now, can are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, is, or, and, his, that, not, so, the, must, but are repeated.

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

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

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