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

In trance and dream of old, God's prophet saw
The casting down of thrones. Thou, watching lone... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbacccdefegfgdgcceecbbcgggffgXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 33,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111011101 01010101101 01100111010 1101100101 0101110101 1001000101 1101110001 0101111101 0101111111 1101000111 0100011001 0101010111 0100010100 10010110101 11101101101 10111111001 0101010100 0111010111 1111111101 101101101 0111000101 1111011101 1000011001 11000010100 11010001001 11000111101 0101010001 10011101001 0111011101 1101001101 1101110111 1101011111 1110010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1476
  • Average number of words per stanza: 255
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

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

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

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