This is an analysis of the poem Introductory Verses that begins with:
Oh, you who read some song that I have sung –
What know you of the soul from whence it sprung? ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd eeXdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,5,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 1111111111 1110010101 1101010101 01011001001 11010011001 1101010111 0111011100 1101010001 1111111101 1101110111 11001010001 1111011101
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
- Average number of words per stanza: 18
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; our is repeated.
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- summary of Introductory Verses;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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