This is an analysis of the poem The Eldest Born Knows that begins with:
And like the eldest born knows,
Experiments take place....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AbAcXd AdXcb ddXaea ebX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,6,3,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101011 010011 1101011 1010111 101001 01011110 1101011 010100010 010101 1101010 10101 00110110 01001 0010101 01111110 101011001 0110101 0101011 01101111010 01
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.
The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Eldest Born Knows;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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