This is an analysis of the poem Hakim Kahn that begins with:

When first I found this forest place
More years ago than I can tell,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc dedefcfc bgbghchc igigcccc bibiccccXahahbcbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 10011111 110101001 11011111 01010111 11010101 11011101 01010011 11010101 11110101 01010101 11000111 110001111 01111111 11011101 1111011 1100111001 11010101 11100101 01010101 11110111 11011101 11011101 11010011 11011011 1111001101 11001101 11011101 01110001 110101011 1111001111 11011011 11110101 110101101 11010111 11010101 011110111 10111111 100101111 11010011 11111101 01000111 010101001 11111101 10011101 11011101 110011101 01111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 290
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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

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