This is an analysis of the poem Ceremony After A Fire Raid that begins with:

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Myselves...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbcdbdcb efffgege ccbghgh ffahahih X jkleieaMljmeee ggnnenfMneenbn X bbbbjnkjXboajajoj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,7,8,1,14,14,1,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 100 010 1 0101101001 0100110 00101 11011001 01011011010 01 010 1 1010100010 1011101 01110 000100001 1001111001001 01 101 11111000010 1100011 10111 10111101 10111111111 10 110 1 1011010101 1110101 001001 10011101 10100100111 1 11110 10110011010 10111 101010 1001 1010010 10101 001000101 11111 11011010 10001 100110011 110100 0010010 11010 010110101010 100110 100110 1001 1111110 11011 001000101 11010 11101101 111001 010101010 11100 00100100 1 0001000110 00100010 000100101 100011010 0001110010 1001010 100101011 100110101010 1010101010 0001001001 000110110 010001 01000110 0100010101 0110110010110 101010 010010010010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 81
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, over, glory are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words us, or, o, over, into, the are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Ceremony After A Fire Raid;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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