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

THE winding way the serpent takes
The mystic water took,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef dgdg hXhi jkjX kgkX jXjX jXXX gXgX blbl gkXk gjgj hghg mamX dkdk jgjg kiki cicX cici idid fkfk jgjg gcgX nini lklk kfkf liliXhihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010101 010101 01010101 010101 01011111 111101 11010101 100101 01110101 1100101 11000111 110101 01010111 010111 11010110 011001 01110111 1101100 11010101 010101 010001010 010111 11111111 010001 10011101 110111 11010101 110101 11111111 111101 11011101 111101 10010111 0100110 11010001 0111010 11011111 01101 111011101 011110 101111111 0100111 100100111 010111 11011111 111101 01010100 111101 11010111 0100101 11110111 110001 11001011 110101 010000101 111101 111100111 110101 01010101 010101 01010101 1111011 11011111 010101 11010101 111111 01010101 010011 01110101 0101001 11011101 100101 11111101 111101 11110101 010110 11101101 011111 1100100111 010101 11011101 0101011 110001001 111101 11000101 0101110 01000101 1100010 11010011 110111 01010101 011001 1110011 010101 10010110 1101010 01010111 010001 11010101 010001 01011101 010101 10010101 010111 01010101 110011 11000101 011101 11010101 010101 11010101 011111 011011101 110101 11010101 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 29
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • 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; of, ' are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

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