This is an analysis of the poem Chicago that begins with:
Men said at vespers: 'All is well!'
In one wild night the city fell;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xabb bbXX ccdd eeff gghh aaXb iibb jjcc cckXXkkjj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11110101 01110101 11011101 010100101 11011111 11011111 11110111 11000101 11110101 010100101 110000101 01010001 010011110 110111010 11011111 01010101 01010111 01000111 110101001 01110101 11011101 01010111 010111100 11111101 11010011 01010011 1110101 01011101 110001101 01010100 11010111 01000101 11010111 01110101 01011111 01000100 111111011 11010101 01110101 11010100
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
- Average number of words per stanza: 26
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, from are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase fell connects the lines.
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- summary of Chicago;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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