This is an analysis of the poem Hugo's "Pool In The Forest" that begins with:

How calm, how beauteous and how cool--
How like a sister to the skies,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd aeaefbfbXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 11010001 01010101 10010101 01110101 10010101 01110101 01010111 11010101 01010001 01010101 010011101 11011101 1101011 11010101 11011101 11111101 01010111 11100101 11000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; how is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Hugo's "Pool In The Forest";
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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