This is an analysis of the poem Tortoise Family Connections that begins with:

On he goes, the little one,
Bud of the universe,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdX ea fge bX XXfdXhhijkbX geae be Xb faX a lalk elbjibXck bljj cXXbbdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,3,2,12,4,2,2,3,1,4,9,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101 100101 10001 101110100 100111 01001001101101011110 1111010010101011101 01100 111011100 1001101100 0011110010101001 1011011111011 1111010010101110101 110010101 11101100101011 10011100 1000 101 101 1110 1111101011 1111111010111 011001000101010010 1010110101000 10110 111010 11100101101000010100010 1101100101111 0111011011010001 1100101011100010 100100100100 1010 111110 100100101111 110 11110010 11110 11011001 10100011 010 0110110111101 010010000101101001 0101010 011001111010 10 00010 10000100011 011010101001 10 0010010111 01110111 10101110 001100101010 1011001 11010 1010001110 10000110001010 1001010010010 1100111000 01001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • 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; he, and, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and, to are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ', arrogantly are repeated).

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  • summary of Tortoise Family Connections;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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