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

The poet does the prophet's deeds;
In times of need with new life pregnant,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaccXacadd beebffdgdghhXh aaaaiibhbXhh aeeaccajjbaaaa deeddXgaagaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,14,12,14,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010101110 111100110 0101011 01010111 11010101 01010 0101 0101 1100 100101010 010111010 11010101 010011010 110111010 11111111 11110101 11010101 0111 1101 1101 0101 111101010 0 1 0111010 01010111 110101010 101111100 01111101 10010100 01010100 0101 1111 0101 00110 001101010 010111110 01010101 110111110 111101110 110010101 01111101 11001100 1111 0101 1101 1 0 11 111101010 011101010 10010001 010101110 011111110 11110101 10110100 11010010 1101 0111 1111 0101 010101010 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 359
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; of is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Poet;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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