This is an analysis of the poem Cheek that begins with:

When PHARAOH chased the chosen Jew, and perished in the sea,
Things seemed to hint at failure in the PHARAOH policy.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaXXbb cdeedcffff aabbgXbb chiihcXcci jjffffgX ciXXiciiiX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,10,8,10,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11010101110001 11011100010100 111010101010101 111000101110101 11000101110111 10010100111101 101000101010001 101100111110111 111010111 111000111 01111010 11100110 10101110101 101110111 1110010101 10101010 00100010 10111010011 11010100011101 01010111110101 101000101111101 111111101011101 101111101110111 111011100010111 10110101010101 11010100110001 111010111 11100010101 0101010 10101110 10111010101 111010111 111000111 1000111 1010111 1111110101 111110101010001 111010101001111 101000101010101 001110100010011 11010101110101 01110100110111 11111110010101 100100110101010 1110101101 111001010101 1010111 01110000 1111110101 1111110111 1101110101 00101010 11011110 101100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 429
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 58
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; pharaoh, and are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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