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

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbXdeXd X fggfahih X jXaXkahk jcejcf X jccjjcjcXjajiX a ahhaihhiljflhf a jeehcddc mcemce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,6,1,14,1,14,1,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 0101101100010 11010111010 1001101010 1111010100 1010100101 1111010011 1111010100 11110011001 1 11011111110 1011110111 0101011001 11001000101 1111111011 1101010111 1101011100 1100011101 1 1010011001001 110101010100 11010110101 101110111011 111101100111 000110101011 111111010110 11111111011 110101101011 10110110001 101010000101 100101001001 11110000111 01111011101 1 01010011001 1111101101 1101011101 0111110111 1101010001 11111001 1001110101 1111011101 11101101000 1101011101 1100110111 11111111101 1111111110 1101110101 1 1001011011 01011111101 010010101111 1001001111 11001111110 1101001111 110110011 111111100100 1001111011 1110010101 1010110111 1101110101 0100001101 11011011111 1 01011111001 0101010101 1101010111 11110100101 0101010101 0101011101 1101011101 11010110111 11111110111 11101010111 00101001110 111100100101 01111010111 11001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 89
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; and, how, so, to, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words , or, from, the, and are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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

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