This is an analysis of the poem The Old Prison that begins with:
The rows of cells are unroofed,
a flute for the wind's mouth, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXa bbXb Xcdc cbeb Xede
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01011100 011011 1100101 0011001 11111 0111101 110110 00100101 10111 010111 110101 010101 1111001 011011 111010 111101 101111 100101 110111 10101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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, and are repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of The Old Prison;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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