This is an analysis of the poem Anastasis that begins with:
What shall it profit a man
To gain the world–if he can–...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb aacc ddee cc ff ggaaXbbcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,2,2,9,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101001 0101011 1101111 0110001 0100101 0101111 1110001 1101101 1101101 11100101 0010101 11100101 00101101 1100101 11100101 10110101 1100100 00100101 1111001 00100101 0100111 0111100 0111001 011001001
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
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- summary of Anastasis;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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