This is an analysis of the poem The Paper Windmill that begins with:

The little boy pressed his face against the window-pane and looked out
at the bright sunshiny morning. The cobble-stones of the square... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcXXaa daefghXijk hXdXXebb kachjXhhkj abchadhkbcjj lfbljkee hceXjXchihgfX faahkbfXchX bgkXhgXhb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,10,8,10,12,8,13,11,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101101010101111 101110100101001 10110001011110 111011110101000110 0001111010011010 101010010111110 1011101101111001 11010100101 01011010010101110 101010101010111100 10101101011111 101011010101111 11101011001110101 111001110001 11110101011111000 111101111100101101 011000111101010 10011001 01101100111100101 1101011010110010 0111011101101011 10011111111111110 010111111110 10110110100111111 11100101101011 101101001101011101 0111110101011 10110010110101010 01101111011010 111011100010011101 1001100101101101 0010011110100100010 0110010000111100111 100100101111110010 110110100111001 011000101111111 0111101100111110 1001100010101100001 0111110101010 11001011111011 011011010101111 11010100111101010 111011100110110100 110111010111 10101110100011 11001101101101010 10110010111111101 10001 0111101011011001 0110101011000101 1010111010101101 10111101110001111 1010110001010101011 1110010011011100 1011101100011110101 1110101001001 0101101101111 1010011111010110 1011111101100101 00100001001100101 010110111110101 01000101010111010 1101111101101110 11100110101111 0010111010010011 111010101110111011001 1101110111101 110111001011011111 111101001101 101011011110101 110010100101111010 010101110011001001 1110001001011010101 0011111001011110011 111101011001111 10101101010111001 100101100110010011 101011100111010 101011010101110 110111001111010 010110101010101101 10100101010101001 110101011011100011 01010011001101011 1011010101100101 01010010100010101 101001010101101 101010111111010010 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 661
  • Average number of words per stanza: 124
  • Amount of lines: 97
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, with, to, it, stopped, he, in, ' are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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