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

Tauler, the preacher, walked, one autumn day,
Without the walls of Strasburg, by the Rhine,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeaf gedhhX iXjh hhbX bhX hkbcbeblechlXXX mbdldX nnhbkngX dXdbfbhbdX jdbeeXXefXbheibjcmbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,4,4,3,15,6,8,10,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001011101 0101010101 10001010001 11110000101 1100010011 1101001011 1001110101 1111111001 1101110100 1011110111 111100111 1111010111 1101110111 1111110101 0110111101 0111011101 1101011111 1010110101 1110010111 1001111111 1111101111 10010010101 11110100111 1101100 101 0101010111 1111011111 1011110101 1101011111 1110111111 1111111111 1111111101 1111110110 1110110101 0101010100 1101000111 1100010000 1110010100 01010101010 10010010101 1011011111 110010000101 11110100101 1101010001 1010011101 11010100101 1110111011 1101010001 1101001101 0101000101 1001001111 11110101101 1101010110 1101010101 1011111101 0101101111 1011110111 1011010101 1101110101 1001110111 1101011101 1101110101 1001010101 11000011101 0101111101 0101110101 1101010101 1001011101 10101110100 10101111101 10111100101 10011100101 00110011010 10001010101 11010011011 1101110111 11010100001 0111000101 1011010101 1100011011 0101101100 1011010101 11010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 354
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 83
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; and, thee, ', as, for, our, which, i, his are repeated.

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

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

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

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