This is an analysis of the poem Fata Morgana that begins with:

O sweet illusions of song
That tempt me everywhere,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef cgcg aeaeXfbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001 111101 00101101 0010101 101111001 1111111 11011111 0100101 10101001 0101101 1100101 1010111 110101 110101 1101111 110101 111011001 10100111 0101001 00100101 11111001 0110101 001111011 10100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 i is repeated.

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  • summary of Fata Morgana;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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