This is an analysis of the poem The Fountain Refilled that begins with:

Of Hans Pietro Shanahan
(Who was a most ingenious man)... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbb aacc ddbb aAbb eeee ffXf ccff ddaa gghh hhaX iXff hhXj aAgg jjff Xccc iiaa ffff cckk ffcc jjhh aAff hhXa iicc hhXj cXii Xbcc bbccXaAbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010100 11010101 01010001 11111101 11110111 11010111 01010101 11011001 11110111 001101001 11010111 11010111 11010100 11010101 11110101 10111101 1111001 11110101 11000101 010111001 11110101 11010011 010111010 11111101 11011111 11011101 11111001 01011111 01110101 01000101 01010101 01000101 11010011 01010111 11010011 01011001 10110111 01010001 01100111 0110010 01011001 00011000 01010001 11000101 11010101 11010101 01011000 01000101 11010100 11010101 11011101 01100101 10011001 11010101 01010101 11010011 110101010 01010101 11111101 01010101 11110101 11111101 11000101 01010001 01110101 01010101 11011101 01010001 11000101 01110101 010101101 11110101 11110111 11000101 11111111 01111101 11111001 100010101 11100101 01010101 11010100 11010101 11010111 10011001 10010011 0100111001 1100101100 01110101 11111111 10000101 11111001 110111001 01010111 011111001 10011100 11010101 11000001 01011101 11010101 11001101 110101100 101110101 11001101 01110101 11010101 11010101 11111111 11010101 11010100 11010101 01000101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 28
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 112
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, his, he, many, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same words and, no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Fountain Refilled;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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