This is an analysis of the poem Scene 1. A Castle In Normandy that begins with:

Hugo.
Well, boy, what is it?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab Xc adcd b cecefbfbghgh fijijfkfkliXi acbcbbb fbbmbmb aj fndnX X icfcfOIXX bbbboiXX ciciXiXX fdfdOIXX fp i fplfXfmfmf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,4,1,12,13,7,7,2,5,1,9,8,8,8,2,1,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10 11100 10 0101 10 1100111 110110101 01101000 1011 111111101 1111101 011101101 1111101 0110110101 1100101 11111001001 10100101 111100101 10101001 1111001001 1010100 010 110101111 1100101 00111000101 101001001 011010101 11101011 101101101 1100101 10100101101 0101101 10100101110 00110111 10 110100111 0110111 0111111101 1111111 010011101 1101101 010 101010101 10101001 1010111101 1100101 0101101011 10111001 10 1111111 010 011 0101101 0100100111 1101101 1001101 1 1010111 1011101 10011101 1110111 1010111 10101001 10010110 0111000 0010101 1010101 1010101 0011101 1010111 1011101 10010110 0111000 00101001 1011111 1010101 10110100 11101011 1111111 10010110 0111000 1111111 1111111 1111101 1110111 1010111 10101001 10010110 0111000 111010101 11010111 1101 0111110101 11011111 111100111 10101110 110110010 00101101 110100101 10100111 1111111111 0011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 177
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 102
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; their, and, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word can is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Scene 1. A Castle In Normandy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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