This is an analysis of the poem The Streams that begins with:

Two streams there were, two streams from separate founts,
Both beautiful to see, and one—most holy;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbcbdeXbXbbb fbgehig fbXejekejeejkXb lXfjii eajXgbXghmeljXXmj hXnihgdfXhbhkdXXaojbj jfhjcjejgohg kebXjfo beXibehonoibbXkoeeneo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,15,6,17,21,12,7,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101101011 11000111110 0100100100 0101010111 1011011101 0101010101 1000010011 1101011101 1011010111 0101011111 01011101110 1101010101 1101111101 0101111101 010100100111 10010111110 0110001001 1101001001 00100101110 0101110101 00111111010 11110110111 1011001101 0011011111 1001010100 1101011101 1100001010010 1101111101 1100010111 1101011111 01010001010 1101110111 001011101 1011001111 101011011111 11010001001 01011101001 1110010111 1101111001 00110101010 100110101101 100101 11001 010111001010 0111111101 010011100101 1111000100 01010111110 01110010101 0101100101 1101010101 010010111010 11010111010 1001010101 1111011101 01010101000 110001101010 111110010010 0101111111 0111111101 11110011010 0111010101 110100101010 10001011111 1001011101 1101011001 1101111001 0100000100 1101010111 0101101101 1101010111 11010000101 0100010101 0101111000 110111101001 1111110100 11010110111 1101010101 1111011001 11010100001 1101110001 11101010101 01110101010 11001010101 11110100001 01111101110 1111001101 110111011110 1110100111 1011111111 10110000111 01010101010 1101010101 01110111010 11011100101 110100010010 1101011011 0101010111 0101011111 1101111111 110111011100 010011100100 0011010101 010111001010 1101110100 1111111101 1100110101 1001000101 11110101101 0111011101 1111011101 1111010100 101010100111 1101010101 1001101101 1101110101 0100010111 0101010101 11100101010 0101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 594
  • Average number of words per stanza: 102
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • 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; from, or, with, and, more, by are repeated.

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

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

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