This is an analysis of the poem The Dead Feast Of The Kol-Folk that begins with:

We have opened the door,
Once, twice, thrice!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABabCddacceCCefddFG ABDbDChhiXddjfCCjfG AkDDkkkCcffiCCcciFGXADDaiihbbhcchfaffafG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,19,40,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 111 11101 11101 110110 10011 10011 1101 111010 111010 11011 110110 110110 11011 111110 111110 110110 011010 11 111001 111 111001 11101 10101 110110 11111 111111 110011 111000 100111 001111 101101 10110 110110 110110 11011 010010 11 111001 11011 10101 111001 111011 111110 011110 110110 010110 011110 010010 10001 110110 110110 110110 011110 11101 011010 11 111001 10101 111001 111011 110110 010010 01101 111111 111111 11111 011110 010110 11001 110110 11111 110110 110110 01111 110010 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 453
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 77
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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; we, have, come, us, they, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word we at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines lands, you, us are repeated).

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

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  • summary of The Dead Feast Of The Kol-Folk;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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