This is an analysis of the poem L'Infinito that begins with:

Sempre caro mi fu quest'ermo colle
E questa siepe che da tanta parte...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaaaXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 110111001 110111101 11001001110 1100101010000 101111011000 1001100001 101101101110 11111011110 10101111010 10001000101 1110001110100 1011001110 1101101110110 10001001101 11001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 550
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; e is repeated.

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

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  • summary of L'Infinito;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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