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

They have made for Leonora this low dwelling in the ground,
And with cedar they have woven the four walls round. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb bbbb aacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110100110001 101011100111 1010110101101 101110101111110 101010100010101 101011101010101 111110101010111 1001011101010101 100010100011111 101000100011101 101010100011101 101110101011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; have, and, with, be are repeated.

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

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

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

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