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SAncona - In Lands I never saw - they say
[author: Sara Ancona - postdate: 2007-10-25]

Text:In Lands I never saw - they say
Task:Writing a textual analisys

Cultural: Poetry
Intertextual: Finding Possible Links
Linguistic:Improving writing skills

In Lands I never saw - they say

In lands I never saw - they say
Immortal Alps look down -
Whose Bonnets touch the firmament -
Whose Sandals touch the town -

Meek at whose everlasting feet
A Myriad Daisy play -
Which, Sir, are you and which am I
Upon a August day?

Textual analisys
This poem speaks about distants lands that somebody thinks the writer never saw.
It speaks about the immortal Alps and they are so high that the seem to touch the sky and reach down to the town.
At their feet there is a myriad of daisys that look as if they were playing because they are mooved by the wind.
The mountains ask themselves whichis she abnd which is you.

In the poem there are two stanzas:  two quatrains. The metric foot is a iambic foot, the pattern being the following unstressed-stressed/ unstressed-stressed… .
There are two words that rhyme  in the first stanza and they are down and town. There are also two words that rhyme in the second stanza: play and day.

The rhyme scheme is ABCB DEFE.
Last but not least, the most important figure of speech in the poem is personification.

The Alps and the daisies are personified: they are attributed human qualities. They are personified  because the poet gives them another meaning different from the literal one.