This is an analysis of the poem Master Or Slave that begins with:

Lo, this land that lifts around it
Threatening peaks, while stern seas bound it,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccccaadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 100111110 0110101 1010101 10101110 11110010 11101110 11111110 101010010 10111010 10111110 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; he is repeated.

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

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

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