This is an analysis of the poem Part Iii: Credat Judaeus Apella that begins with:

Dear Bell,—I enclose what you ask in a letter,
A short rhyme at random, no more and no less,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdaeaE dcdcaXXE fgfgfefE XXhXhghghbhXdeXE ijXjjeXE ijXjiXiX jgXjgcgcg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,8,8,16,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011110010 01111011111 111010110010 11001011011 111011100100 11101111101 110010110010 010011111111 010110111110 11111101111 111110011010 1101010011 11101101001 101101011101 11111101001 101001011001 111011110010 1110100111 1110010110010 1101010011 111111111111 110011011110 111011110011 110111110111 011010010011 11001001111 0011011010011 1101010011 1011110110110 11111111011 1010010111110 11111011011 111110010010 01001100001 110110110010 01001101001 110110110110 11011011011 111011110110 11001010111 1110011111010 11001001001 1101110110110 1101010011 1111111111110 111110011101 101110110010 11111111101 011111110011 11011101011 111111101111111 1101010011 010110010010 01101001010 110010010110 01011001111 010111101010 11101001011 011011111110 11111110110 11110110001 11111001011 10111110010 11001101001 1110111100111 111010011010 11101101001 110101110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 413
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, i, can, at, he, sir, of, like, them, you, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, i've, like, he, and are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of Part Iii: Credat Judaeus Apella;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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