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

It happened that sometimes I kissed in mirrors the reflection of my face, since the hands, face and tears of Annalena had caressed it, it seemed to...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101110100010011101111010001010010101010010010100101101010110000100101011010101111110101010001011101101010101011101000100010110110010101110010110100001111011000101001001001001011010010011011101100011001011001100101011010100100100011001010010010100111111010111111101110001110011101111011001110111111010010100101000101 10001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 641
  • Average number of words per stanza: 116
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 641 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 116
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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