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

I saw him forging link by link his chain,
Yet while he felt its length he thought him free,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdccccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011101 1111011111 11111100101 0101001100 1111011101 1110011101 1111010100 11010101001 1101110101 1101100101 0101010101 1101010001 1001110111 110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 626
  • Average number of words per stanza: 124
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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