This is an analysis of the poem Sound Celestial that begins with:

Listen, O friend, to the thunderous roar of Shabd,
Which reverberates throughout the firmament....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaba bXcXca aX bX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,2,2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101100100101 10101010100 1010110110001 11000100110 1011101001 1011100001 1010011011 1111101010100 001001001010101 111011101010 010100111101 111010101101 010101010101 100101101001 101110011011 11110100001 01011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; eye is repeated.

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

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