This is an analysis of the poem Travelling Bohemians that begins with:

The prophetic tribe of the ardent eyes
Yesterday they took the road, holding their babies...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb acXX dXc dXc c X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0010100101 101110110110 111010001101 011101001001 0111111011 01101011110010 1001111101 010110100 1010001001010 11010001 10111110 110101110010 10010111000010 00101000010010 0101100100 01011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; their is repeated.

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

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

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

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