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

How like the sky she bends above her child,
One with the great horizon of her pain! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdecde fgfgahiahi jdjdfbkfbk glglcbbcbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110101 1001010001 1101111111 1101110101 11010110001 1101010101 110100101001 101111 0101101101 110101100101 1111011101 11011111110 1111100111 01110101110 11000010111 1101110101 1101010101 010111 01010010011 1001011101 000100100101 11011000101 1011010111 10010110101 0101010101 1111111101 1101010011 010101 0101010101 1111111111 11010111110 01010111001 10010111010 1101010101 10111010111 10010101001 11010101101 010001 0010010101 0101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 440
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; no, death are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.

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

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