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

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ON through the Libyan sand ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbc Xdede Xbdbd Xffff acacadgdddcgc ahXehei XeddeeffX XXejeeejeej XakfXkfXX jdfdgfdgdiXeegXigfff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,13,7,9,11,9,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1101001 110111 1111100101 1111010101001 1 110101 1001011 11010010111 0101010101001 1 01010101001 11010100101 1001101101 1011010101 1 1111110111 0101010101 01010010101 0101110101 1 1101000101 1101000101 100101 100110101 110101 0101010101 111101 110101 111111 0111111101 101101 0101000101 1 01010010101 110010011 00101010101 10011010101 100101 10110010011 1 10010101001 10010010001 1001010101 100101 110111 11110101010 001111010010 1001110111110 1 1101110101 111101 11011110001 1001101 010001 0101010101 10010000101 1011101001 110101 1100101111101 1 1011010101 10010100101 1101011101 1101000 10111011001 1111110101 1101101101 101111111 1 111101 11110101001 0101010101 01001010111 1101111101 1111110101 110101 10110100101 1101010100 10001011101 010011 110101 11010111001 010101 01010001101 01011111001 0111111101 101101 101111110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 89
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; on, and, as, or, of, in, thee, d, her are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines d is repeated).

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

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