This is an analysis of the poem Benares that begins with:
I stood by the Ganges and watch'd the pilgrim's come and go...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: a bcbc X dede X cfcf X gege aXecec
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1 11101011010111 100101111101001 10011101010111 10011111011101 1 1101101111001 01100111001011 11010110100101 01001111001101 1 11110110110101 11111111101111 11101101010101 01001010010101 1 11011101100101 10010110110001 10011100110101 110110101010101 1 010011100010101 01011101001011 11010101010101 11010100010101
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.
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