This is an analysis of the poem Post Festum that begins with:

A man in coat of ice arrayed
Stood up once by the Arctic Ocean;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba XXXX bbbb cddX aeea bccX Xccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 111101010 011101010 11000101 01101101 110001110 110101110 01010111 01011101 010101010 110000110 01110101 111101011 011100010 111101010 11110111 01010110 010101010 110101010 11011101 11011011 110101010 110111010 11010100 101 1101 11010101 111101110 111101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; it, to are repeated.

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

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

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

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

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