This is an analysis of the poem The Siege Of Kazan. (Tartar Song, From The Prose Version Of Chodzko) that begins with:

Black are the moors before Kazan,
And their stagnant waters smell of blood: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XcXc dede ceceXaeae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110 111010101 110110111 101010101 10010100 11100111 10101101 0010010101 11001111001 11110101 110101111 11100110 11110111 01001000111 0010101101 101110101 110101111 110100101 1011111110 11100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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  • central theme;
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