This is an analysis of the poem Mohammed Bek Hadjetlache that begins with:

THIS Mohammedan colonel from the Caucasus yells with his voice and wigwags with his arms.
The interpreter translates, 'I was a friend of Kornilov,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0100010001001001110001 0010001110101001111011111 0100101000100010101110 11111111001011110100 01110110111010 1110110000110001010101010101101010010011001001110001010111111 1111000100110110001000101101111110011111100101001 111011010101010101110100100101011011100101010 11101101110100111101010100010011111111 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 218
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 118 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 22
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, him, of, i, in, 000 are repeated.

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

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

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