This is an analysis of the poem Not Ticino, Po, Varo, Arno, Adige or Tiber that begins with:

‘Non Tesin, Po, Varo, Arno, Adige et Tebro,'
Not Ticino, Po, Varo, Arno, Adige or Tiber...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXbXaXbccdcXda X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101101010110 11001101010110 0101011010110 110101010101 1101101111 1101111100 110010110111 11101010111101 101011011101 111101001 01111111 0111010111 1010010111011 11111000011 1101101001010 0101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or, i are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Not Ticino, Po, Varo, Arno, Adige or Tiber;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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