This is an analysis of the poem Style that begins with:

Flaubert wanted to write a novel
About nothing. It was to have no subject...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcXaabXcd edbeecae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101001010 01100101101 1001010101 101011001 00111010100 01001110101 111111 11111101110 1100110101 11101110 0101010001 011010101010 1011111 110101101 01000001001 1111011101 111010010110 11101110100 0101110111 11011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 391
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Style;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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