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

Dry the tears for holy Eva,
With the blessed angels leave her;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcc abdd abee abff abXX abXXXabcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 0011010 0011111 1010101 10101010 10101110 10010001 1011101 00101010 10101010 001011 1011101 10111010 10101010 1111101 1010101 11111010 11111110 1111100 10111000 10101010 11001010 10010101 1010101 11111110 10101010 1010001 10001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; all, and are repeated.

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

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