This is an analysis of the poem Solitary Confinement that begins with:

No mortal comes to visit me to-day,
Only the gay and early-rising Sun ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xa Xbb cc cc Xd d ee eXe a X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,3,2,2,2,1,2,3,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101010101 1001110101 1101010101 101010111011 1101110011 1011110100 1001010101 0011010101 01011111001 1001001101 110101110 10 11011001010 1010111111 1101011101 0101110111 100111111 1 1101011111 111111100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; to is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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