This is an analysis of the poem The Little Rock that begins with:

As it shrouded the White City,
The star-studded Night heard a groan...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaXcacd edfdXedcb gXghi iaaXXghbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,5,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10100110 01101101 1101100101011110 10100110100010 0101010110101 01101011010 01010101010 11100110010 1010010 0111000101001 10011001010001011 11100101010 1110100010 10110010001 101010001000101 1010010001100 10111010 1101100010010 1110011101001 001010 101001000101011 111100111 010110101 11111011101001 10100101010100 111100010100 11111001110 1011010111 0100101101 1101110011 1001011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Little Rock;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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