This is an analysis of the poem With My Fatherland that begins with:

From early days I turned my gaze towards the vast unknown.
In heart and mind I soar above the abyss, intent and lone. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbaX bbbXbXaX ccddee ff XebbaaXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,6,2,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011111010101 011111010010111 1100111001110101 11010111101101 01010101110101 0101010100111101 11010101 01110110 11010100101010 1111110011001110 01000100010011 11010111110101 11110001010011 11010111110110 11010101 01110110 11110111110111 0101111011010101 11010101011101 10011111111111 110101111010110 100101011101110 11010101 11010101 11110101111101 110111100100101 01001100011101 11011101011111 10100110001111010 010101011101010 11010101 10111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines fatherland is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word repine at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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