This is an analysis of the poem The Hotel that begins with:

The long resounding marble corridors, the
shining parlors with shining women in ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXXcdeffeefghfijgXfefgXiihiabiiiekXlgeedeeehkeflcffeieheijfXheagfdejffeefbfelgbgbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 84,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101000 1010010100 0 011001110 101101001010 01010010010 1010101110 1 01011101011 010110101 11 001010111110 100101101 10000111001 010100 01010010111 11100101001 011010100110 011111010 11001010 011100011 10110110001 1111 011101000101 1111000010100 11010110111 111 0101011101 1101101011 1101110110 1010 0101101010001 10001011011 101011010101 1 0101101010100 1110010010 01 0100110111 101011101 010110 010110011010 1101001011 1011010110 010010010 0101110100 100010100010 1101010010 100111110 110100111 011010010010 101110111 11101110 10 0110101111 10011101 100100010 00100100100101 1001100011 10101100100 010101001011 1011010101 0001110100 1001010111 0101001010 101000101100 0101101111 10110101101 01001001010 111101110 1010111011 111010111 11000111 010100100101 110011111 110100110 1010101110 10010101011 00101 1010011111 1010110011 10111011001 100110011001 10011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 3288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 541
  • Amount of lines: 84
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, their, chit, bodies, in, souls are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase souls connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Hotel;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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