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

The buried voice bespake Antigone.
'O sister! couldst thou know, as thou wilt know,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcaddcceXfddXcagghfhfbbifiicciceebbgegXjjckhechakX e kLiXfbXccmXXbmXfmccghLXgdeggXi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,51,1,30,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101100100 1101111111 0101010001 1001110111 1111010100 1111000101 1101100101 1101101000 1101110101 1101100110 11001100110 1100010011 11110101001 1001101001 1100010101 1001111111 0101010100 0101000111 0100100101 1101010011 1101110011 1101111101 1101011111 10010011111 0101110101 1011010001 1110010011 1111011101 0111010101 1011110111 01011110111 1101010101 1111010111 1101110101 0111000101 1101001101 1011010111 1101011111 1101000010 0111011001 1001110010 0100011111 1011011011 0100010001 0111010111 0101010101 01010011101 1011010101 10110011101 1111111100 0101011101 0101010100 1111011111 11011101 11010101 110001011 010100111 11000101 11111101 11100100 11010101 01000111 11010101 11110111 010011001 11110101 11010101 11010101 11010101 01010101 11001101 11010101 11010101 11010011 11010101 110001010 01010011 110100101 11010101 11010101 11011101 110001000 01000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 819
  • Average number of words per stanza: 147
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; not, and are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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