This is an analysis of the poem The Lyre-Tailed Menura that begins with:

Far in the forest depths I dwell,
The master mimic of them all,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbbc deXefcffc ccccgbggb edeXhXhhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 01010001 01011101 100100101 11010101 100100101 110101001 11111111 1101 11010101 01011111 11010100 01110101 010011101 01111111 11110111 11110001 0011 11110101 01110101 01011100 110101001 11110101 01011101 110100001 11111101 11001 11010111 01010111 110100001 01010100 00110011 1110011010 11110111 10010001 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 279
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; that, my, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Lyre-Tailed Menura;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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