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

The night-wind shook the tapestry round an ancient palace-room,
And torches, as it rose and fell, waved thro' the gorgeous gloom,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cccc bbdX bbee ccbb ffgg ccee dddd XXhh iiiX iihX cciiXddbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 011101001110101 11010111110101 1100100101110111 101001101110101 110100011100101 1010101111011101 11111101110101 10110100010001 111001111011001 10111101100111 100101011101111 01010100011001 11011101111001 01010101010101 11011111111111 111101110101111 11101111110110 101100001110111 111101001110101 11100111011111 11111101110001 111110100011011 10100111110111 1010100110110011 11111111111111 01010111110101 011101001010101 111101011001101 11111111111111 010101111101111 10111101111111 10110101111111 111100111100101 110111001111100 11011001110111 10010101111101 111011001111001 1111010101101011 11111101111111 011101111111000 11110111111001 001010101010011 01110101111111 10100110011101100 00110001111111 010011010010111 0101100111101001 110100011010111 11010101010101 111010101010001 01010101110001 1010101110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, her, thy, my, me, of, with are repeated.

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

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

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