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

AFTER ALBERT SAMAIN
Upon the tower's battlements, all silent she,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abba bccb XbdXada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101010 010101001101 0101001110101 0111001110001 110001111001 01010011000101 1100010101001 110001110101 010100110101 0101011111100 0101001000101 111111010101 010101100101 1001010101001 011001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (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; her is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

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