This is an analysis of the poem Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth) that begins with:

How much of my young heart, O Spain,
Went out to thee in days of yore!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaaX cdcccd eXeeeX dfdXdf gbhhgb eaeeea ihiiih bdbbbd cfccef jajjja fXfffb ciccci kckkkc XblllbXafaaaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 11010101 11010111 11010101 01000101 01100 11110011 00111101 01010101 01011101 01110001 010101 01110001 01000101 11010001 0100100101 11011100 011110 11110011 01010011 10011001 01011000 01011101 010101 01110011 01011111 01000111 11010111 10010111 010011 11000101 11010011 01000101 11010111 11010101 100101 110100101 110100101 11110111 11010111 01011101 110101 1101101 100010111 01000101 10110101 11000001 010101 01010101 01010101 10110111 110010101 10010101 010101 111001001 01010101 10011101 10111001 11011111 110001 11010101 01010100 01010101 011100111 01010101 010001 110010101 10010001 10110101 10010101 01010101 010111 11011101 11011111 10010101 010110001 11011011 0100101 01011010 01010101 00111100 010010101 01011101 011001 11010101 010110101 11011111 10011101 10110111 00010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; white, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, white are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Castles In Spain. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fifth);
  • idea of the verse;
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