This is an analysis of the poem The Flower Of The Ruins that begins with:

Take thy lute and sing
By the ruined castle walls, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbbcAcaa bddebebb fgXhfhff ibbjijii hbbfhfhh bbbkXkXb glleXegg feXlflff lbbflfll mffhmhmm GggnGngg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 1010101 101011 1111 11111 10010101 10001 111 101010 0010101 110101 00111 101010 0010011 111010 1110 10101 1101001 00100100 01101 10101 1111111 10001 101 11111 1000101 10100011 1101 11101 11110011 010001 101 11001 1001101 01010001 1011 11011 1111101 10101 011 10101 10101001 1011101 0101 10110 11011001 11110 101 10111 1010111 1010111 1101 101100 1010101 01101 101 00101 1001111 10010100 1011 10101 1000101 100101 101 10011 1000101 1010101 1101 10011 1011101 10101 011 10101 101101 1001101 1111 11101 11110111 10111 101 1011 01111101 0010101 110101 1011 01011101 11101 001
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; love, their are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Flower Of The Ruins;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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