This is an analysis of the poem Benedetta Minelli that begins with:

I.
THE NOVICE.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cddc XeeX faaf cggc bffb hiih jkkj alla jllj Xlle fggX X X ajja elle eaae leel faXf mcXm kjjk jkkj enne jllj meemXbeek
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 010 0011010111 11010101011 0111010111 11001010101 1101010101 1011011111 0101110101 1101011100 0001111101 11011010111 010110111001 0001111101 1101110111 10101110001 0101011101 1110110101 1101111101 1111110011 1110011101 1011011101 1101111111 10010011111 0100110101 1101010101 111111101101 1111111111 1011110100 10101111110 11010001101 0011011101 00111100101 11110101111 1101010101 1101011101 1111000101 110111100101 11011101000 1111011101 1011011101 0101010001 1101011101 1101111101 1101010111 1111011000 1 010010 0011011111 1111011111 01110100101 1001011101 1101111101 111110101 11100000101 1001001101 1001011111 11110111001 110111101 11011010111 0101111111 1101010111 11110100011 111111011 1111001111 1111011111 111111100 11001111111 1111010111 11001111101 1101010110 1101010011 11111111011 10110011011 1001011101 1101011101 1011111101 1111110111 1011110101 1111111011 11110110101 1111010111 1001011111 1101100101 1111111111 111100110 11000101101 0011011101 1111111111 1110111101 11110101001 1101111111 1101010011 1101011111 110010111 11100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 97
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, for, and, my are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words live, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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