This is an analysis of the poem O Who Will Speak From A Womb Or A Cloud? that begins with:

Not less light shall the gold and the green lie
On the cyclonic curl and diamonded eye, than...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdefgd chXccifj ikXeXhdia ellcigXfkb eiblajib mfmcXXbXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,9,10,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011011 101001110011 11101101101 1111111101 11110011110 11011110011 10011111111 1001010111 111101110111 10010111011010 100111011110 01000101001011 0011001101 11101111011 11010011111 10111110101 1111011111001 1101101111111 0111111101 11011001010 110110110100 111111010 1111101111011 1110100101101 100100101101 111011111010 11011001001 101100110111 110111101111 111110100101 111010100011 001100110 0011010101 11010111 110111111011 11111111010 1000010101101 111101010010 101110101110 1111010100 10111101 0101010101 1101110111 10101011010 10110110011 11011101011 1101101011 10110001110 111111011110 1001110001 01011100101 1101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, that, and, answer, but, no are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases this, who, never connect the lines.

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  • summary of O Who Will Speak From A Womb Or A Cloud?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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