This is an analysis of the poem Canto 49 that begins with:

For the seven lakes, and by no man these verses:
Rain; empty river; a voyage,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbX dbebcaXefXf bb feXcf XXXX cXdc bXXf ggXg XbfcbXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,11,2,5,4,4,4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011111110 11010010 1001011010011 1001011110 011101 101011010 10111011 0111 100101001 010110110 11100100 011011 011011 1101 1110101010010 1101010 11011010 11110011 11010011 11111010 10101001 1111010 0101011011111 11010010 1110011 11001010010 1101110010 11010010010 01110111 10111111 010110110111 01110111 11010101111001 101000010 00111010 101110110 111111101111 111101101111 10101111000 10110101101 111 1101 11110010 111001 0100100101100 010010010 10101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, k, n, i, e, m are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Canto 49;
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