This is an analysis of the poem A Tree Telling Of Orpheus that begins with:

White dawn. Stillness.When the rippling began
      &nbs p;   I took it for sea-wind, coming to our...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcXaXdeXcfcffdbdgXXaddhgigjajeefkfdlm ngco enXdmnodfebnjdXgcecXebhlgjaki
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 39,4,29,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100010001 1110111100110010 1110100101011 1010101100101 100 1111010011011 1110110010101110 10101010111111 010110 11111110110 1111001 1101011111 1111010101010 11010101 10101101 11010010110 111111111 10111111101 1001110101001 1111010 11111001010 11111011 10011101000 11101001 10101111101 111000101 111111010 101111001011111 1011110101111 11101 11110011011 1110010 1111111001100 111100101111101 111011111 1111100101111 1111100111001 110111110100 1101 11111101111 11111101110 101111011 111100111 1111 0111011011010 11111110110110 1110011 1111001 111011 1111001 000101101 11011 1111111111010 111010 111111111101 1111101111111 1011 11001011101 111011011101 1111110101 1111110001 101110 11111111 111110101001 111101101110 1110111101 1111110011 100101 111101 11111001 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1859
  • Average number of words per stanza: 155
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 104 (very long strings)
  • 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; of, i, nbsp, it, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nbsp, nb are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines two is repeated).

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  • summary of A Tree Telling Of Orpheus;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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