This is an analysis of the poem Beata Solitudo that begins with:

What land of Silence,
Where pale stars shine... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBXBb Xcdcc Xeaee bcXcc XfdffXaBdBb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 1111 11010 1111 0111 01010 1101 11010 0101 1101 11010 0101 10011 0101 1101 01010 1101 10111 1111 0101 11101 1111 11110 0101 0111 01010 1111 11010 1111 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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