This is an analysis of the poem A Girl Sang A Song that begins with:

A girl sang a song in the temple's chorus,
About men, tired in alien lands, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbc adad deceXcdcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01101001010 0111001001 010111101 1110111001 110111110010 110110101 11011110010 01110110001 11000111111 01101111 0100010010010 01011011011 11101101101 11011011101 0101001001 01100001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words about, and, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of A Girl Sang A Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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