This is an analysis of the poem Broceliande that begins with:

Broceliande! in the perilous beauty of silence and menacing shade,
Thou art set on the shores of the sea down the haze ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaaX aaa aaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100001001001011001 111101001101 00101000100 01001001001 101101101 100 101111001001011101 1001101101111001001 010101110100100101 011101101110100101 11011100100101001 10010010011110 011100 100 100 100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Broceliande;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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