This is an analysis of the poem Banalata Sen that begins with:

It has been a thousand years since I started trekking the earth
A huge travel in night’s darkness from the Ceylonese waters ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXXXc XXdbeacX aadadXXec X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,9,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010010011101001 011001100010010 000101 110110101010001100 10100010100100 0111010111010010101001 011011010010010001 0110011011100 01101000110100 1110001101 10011100001011 11001001010101 11101111 110100110010001 100100110 1011101010101 01110101001 111011001 01101000100101 010101001001 1111101 10100011010 1001110 01101010001 01011010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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