This is an analysis of the poem Manfred (Excerpt: Incantation) that begins with:

When the moon is on the wave,
And the glow-worm in the grass,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXddee ffggeehhdd iieehhjjdd bbkkbbiiee ddccllmmee ddinjjeedd ddinkkiioo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 1011001 10100101 1011010 10101110 10101110 1010111 0011001 1110011 00101001 1110101 1110111 11110110 11111110 10100101 1110001 1111001 1110001 1110111 0010001 1111111 1111011 1011101 1011110 1101101 1110111 1110111 1111101 10101111 1011101 1010111 1011001 1010001 1101001 0011001 1011001 1011101 1010001 1011101 1111101 01111001 11011101 01111101 011001001 01111101 11011001 01111101 11111101 010100101 11010111 11111101 111000101 111101001 11110100 10010011 11110111 11010101 11110101 11011101 10001101 111111010 110110010 1010101 1001100 1111111 0111101 10111011 10101111 101111010 10101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; on, and, thou, by, thy, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, there, thou, by are repeated.

    The author used the same word though at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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  • summary of Manfred (Excerpt: Incantation);
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  • history of its creation;
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