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

I built myself a monument, eternal and miraculous,
It's higher than the Pyramids, than metal it is harder;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb bXac XddX XXXeXedcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010001010100 010101001100010 1111010101 0101100100 1111010101110 0101100101 110111010 1111110001 1101110011001 110110110101 1100010101 100100111101 1101010101 01010100100 010101000100 1001010101 1111011101 0111110111 1011010101 01010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Monument;
  • idea of the verse;
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