This is an analysis of the poem A Ballad Of The Mulberry Road that begins with:

The sun rises in south east corner of things
To look on the tall house of the Shin...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcXabddXX cXcXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100111001 011011001 111010110 101 110110111 111100011 1101011001 01111010010 1101010010 0010100 11101110110010 0101101 0100001101 010000111010 1111011110 111110 11111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 335
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; she, her, of are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of A Ballad Of The Mulberry Road;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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