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

Afterwards when the wars of Kalinga were over,
the fallow fields of Dhauli...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXX XaXX bXbX XXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1001010100010 0111010 1011101001000111010 101 100001110 00100111001 10010011100 0100101 1000110001010 100110011 10100100111001011 0100100100 110101 0100111000 00101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; of is repeated.

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

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