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

The forest of Alzuna hides a pool.
Beside that pool, a shadowy tree up-towers. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcacA dcdcaaaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0100100101 011101001110 1111011100 10010100010 01110010101 1011110101 1011010101 0000110101 1101110101 1011011101 0101000111 01010100101 01011011100 0101011111 0101010101 0000110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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