This is an analysis of the poem Fallen Cities that begins with:
I gathered with a careless hand,
There where the waters night and day ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbacca dXXdeed bffbggb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11000101 11010111 11000101 01010101 11110011 01010111 01000101 11110111 10111100 01000101 01010011 11110111 10110111 11110111 01011101 01010111 010010101 11011101 11110111 10111110 11011101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
- Average number of words per stanza: 45
- Amount of lines: 23
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; and is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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