This is an analysis of the poem Into The Country Of The Gadarenes that begins with:

Arthritic fingers of the olive trees
Accuse the sun of ancient injuries. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb aa bb cc dd dd ee bb dd ff cc cc gg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101000101 0101010100 0101001101 1101010001 01011101101 0100011001 0101010101 1111110101 1101010101 0111010101 110111101 1101010001 0101010101 0111010101 0101111101 1111010101 0101110001 0111010101 0100011111 1001001101 1001001101 0100011101 1101111101 1101000101 0100011101 0111010101 0101111101 01001011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 82
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; he is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Into The Country Of The Gadarenes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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