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

Aldaran, who loved to sing,
Here lieth dead....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbaabccdB efgXffhiiccccjjjjaaiia ccX AgkkgcXiicciilklkddggXXXbdX efbfllllX mlffnnnnacaX liXnijaoa nXXmffgkgkfXiiccn nececooiildldXAkaakffccjjffnnfhnnffbbdB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,22,3,27,9,12,9,17,39,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101 111 10100001 1011100 1011 1010101 1010111 100010 101 1010101 10111 1011111 1011110 10101 1010101 0011101 0010101 1000101 0010101 1010111 0010101 1010101 10111110 10101010 0011011 1011101 10100101 1110111 1010101 1010001 01111010 11111 11111010 10100 1001101 111 1010101 1110101 1000 1010111 1010100 1111101 1010101 10100111 1010101 1111010 0010111 1011101 1010011 0011111 1010111 11101010 10101010 1010101 1011101 1001100 1110101 10111110 1110101 100010 101 0100101 00101 1011111 11101 1110101 00101 1010101 10111 10111011 10111010 1010101 1110101 1010111 1111111 1010101 1011101 1000101 01111110 10101 11101010 10100 1110001 10101 0011111 0011101 10111 1010101 11111001 1010101 11111 1010101 1110101 10101110 100101010 1011111 1010101 1110101 0011111 1000101 10111011 1011111 1111100 1011001 1010111 1011101 1110101 10101001 1011101 1010111 1010111 1010101 1111101 1001101 1010101 1010111 1010101 00101111 101110 10111101 001010 1001101 111 10101101 1010100 1111 1111101 1111101 1000101 1010001 1010101 1010111 1010101 1011111 1010101 0010111 0010111 1011101 1011111 1011101 1010111 1110011 1011101 0010111 10100010 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 437
  • Average number of words per stanza: 79
  • Amount of lines: 146
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words all, cannot, singing, to, and, never are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase aldaran connects the lines.

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

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