This is an analysis of the poem The Burning Flute that begins with:

How many times my love
as the night covers the earth...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXcdeaddcfefffebfbXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 1011001 110011001 110111 110101 111010001 110101 110101101 10100 10110101 1100000101 1001011 111101 010101 101001110 101010110 0101101 1111011 111011111 001011 110011100 11111 11111001100 11001010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 702
  • Average number of words per stanza: 138
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Burning Flute;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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