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

Elis
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X Xabb bbc cdbb bba ea XeXX de Xa bd X eeX bd X X XbfX XdX feXX XgX fg XedX dX XX fX X XXX Xd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,3,4,3,2,4,2,2,2,1,3,2,1,1,4,3,4,3,2,4,2,2,2,1,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 1 01011000101 101011 101100101011 11001010010 1101 1111 1100100101101 0010 101001001 11011111 1001101 01100010101 11111101 1101 11111011000101 1 0110100101 110 1011000110 0110010 10100110 0111101 0111001 111 110100011 01011011 11 1110101 010101 010110101 10101 01011010 10 1 100111101001 101010 1001011001111010 11101101100 1101 100110010 110111011011 1101 11011101 1110110111 11 11011111 1010101010 11001 101011110010 1 11010110101 110 1111111101 111 1011100 1101110001 10111011 1011 100111000 10111110100 110 10111001 1110100011 101 1101101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 68
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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