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

Downfall
(To Karl Borromaeus Heinrich)...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a bXX ccX Xcd X X a XXb XXX dXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,3,3,3,1,1,1,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 0110010 10011 0101101 111110110111 0110011 0111 10111010101 010101110010 100101 1110111101011 010110101010 110 1110010 11110 111011000 110111001011001 1101 111100111 10101011101001 101011111 101000 1110101110100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 66
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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