This is an analysis of the poem From Helen In Egypt: Eidolon, Book 3: #4 that begins with:

Did her eyes slant in the old way?
was she Greek or Egyptian?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc cXd efX efg adc ccgXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00110011 1111010 110101010 1111110 110101101 01110110 11001001 11010101 001110 100111 110101 0001000101 001100101 011101010 01001010 111010110 10101100 011010011 10101010 0011101 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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  • summary of From Helen In Egypt: Eidolon, Book 3: #4;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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